This is an analysis of the poem Fairy Bread that begins with:

Come up here, O dusty feet!
Here is fairy ready to eat.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabcbcdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111101 10101001 1010101 10111 1010101 10101 1111101 1010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 215
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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