This is an analysis of the poem Cloud Pictures that begins with:

Here in these mellow grasses, the whole morn,
I love to rest; yonder, the ripening corn... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaa bbb ccc ddd bbb Xee fff ccc aaX ggg hhh iii aaa fff XXfXaaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1011010011 11011001001 100100101001 10010110111 1100110101 1100110100 0101011111 1001110001 10011101001 1101010101 11110110111 10100100101 1001011101 1101110101 11010011001 01010111010 1011010001 1011000101 11010110011 110010100101 1001110101 1101010111 1011010001 1111001101 1011010111 1011001101 11000101100 110001010101 110011101001 1101110111 1011010101 1001010111 0101101001 1111100101 01011100101 1001011101 1001010001 01111110101 11001011011 10010010101 011100101001 10011100101 01010101100 11010011010 01010000011 11010100111 1101111111 1101010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 16
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 133
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word now is repeated.

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

  • summary of Cloud Pictures;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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