This is an analysis of the poem To Any Reader that begins with:

As from the house your mother sees
You playing round the garden trees,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeebbccff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10011101 11010101 11110101 1010001 01011101 10010101 11111111 11010101 11011101 01101101 11111011 11011001 11010101 11111101 10010101 11000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 527
  • Average number of words per stanza: 109
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (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; you, he are repeated.

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

  • summary of To Any Reader;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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