This is an analysis of the poem Forbidden Fruit that begins with:

all the forbidden fruit I ever
dreamt of--or was taught to...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcXdefeegXacbefechddefehb Xg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 26,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101001110 101110 0111101 10100101 111010101 1100110 1001110010 101101001 001001001 0100100100 100111001 0100101110 011011010 1110111 010010010 100110011 10111010 10011110 1111001001 11111 11010111 01101101 011101 110111 1110 00111 010110
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 414
  • Average number of words per stanza: 78
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words of, the, i are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines fruit is repeated).

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Forbidden Fruit;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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