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

THE CROCUSES in the Square
Lend a winsome touch to the May; ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaaccc cddccbXb ee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0100001 10101001 0111001 0100111 111101 10010101 1010101 011011111 0101001 110101 110111 0001001 1110101 10101111 1010100100 11111111 110100101 0101101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 210
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • 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:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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