This is an analysis of the poem A Wardrobe that begins with:

I SAID 'The dark deed matters nought,
And this green gown becomes her well;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabacXcXdedefgfgbhbhXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111101 10110101 11111101 11111111 11010111 11000101 11110101 111111010 11011101 01011101 101110101 011001011 11110110 100111010 00110011 011001010 11010111 01111101 11010101 01010101 11011101 111101100 10010101 11010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 854
  • Average number of words per stanza: 157
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • 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; and is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words nor, no are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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