This is an analysis of the poem Milkweed And Monarch that begins with:

The rain comes flapping through the yard
like a tablecloth that she hand-embroidered....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbacadXXbbaa efXcggdbdgbfhh iciXcacajgjgig bbXcaeaXbXdfbf iiiijeejjbjbii X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,14,14,14,14,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01110101 10101111010 110110101 001001 010101001 011101 1100101 11101100101 01110101 1011011010 101010 100010101110 11001001 1110111001 11101101010 01010101 10101110 110110 10011 11101000101 1101111 1010010010 11 11110010001 10101001010 110011110101 111111101 0110111001 10101111010 101110 11001110010 1101000111 11101101 1101110011 1010110100 010101 111010011 011010 01001001101 0101011 0101010111 1111111101 1100101111010 0111101100 0100 011001011011 0111011 11010011110 010100101 0001 001001110 10101001100 01110101 111110001001 1101011 1101 110111011111 0111 0010110101 010101001010 11101101 00110111111 1010111 11111001011 01101010111 001101 1101111 100011100101 10111011 110111 1
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 423
  • Average number of words per stanza: 78
  • Amount of lines: 71
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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  • summary of Milkweed And Monarch;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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