This is an analysis of the poem Legacies that begins with:

her grandmother called her from the playground
"yes, ma'am" ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXbcbXcaXbXXXXbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 18,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0110100011 10100 10110110110101 1010 10101101 0110111 100110101 111101111101 01010101 11 101101101110 00111 101101011 0101010 1100 1100010 1111 111111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 623
  • Average number of words per stanza: 105
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; she is repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase that connects the lines.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in it:

  • summary of Legacies;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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