This is an analysis of the poem The Flowers that begins with:

To our private taste, there is always something a little exotic,
almost artificial, in songs which, under an English aspect and dress,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbcdef XgXgfXXX XgfgccccXghH XiXiXedegghH XhbhbhXhhhhH XifibfefhhhH XhahcXifddii
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,8,12,12,12,12,12,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01101101110010010 111010011101101111 111100001001011011 101001010110110001 011100011110110111 1111001101101110010 1010101010 111010 11101 10000100 10101 1000101 11101 111010 11111010 111010 11101 1110101 10101 1010101 11111 111011 1111101 10101011010010 01110101010101 101010010101 101011010111101 111010 10111 1010101 10101 1110100 10101 111110 1111111 10110010101 10110010110101 101010110101 101011010111101 111010 11011 1111010 10111 1010111 10101 111010 1111101 101010110101 111110111101 101110110111 101011010111101 111010 11101 1011101 10101 1111101 110101 111010 1111111 101010110101 110010110101 101010110101 101011010111101 111010 11111 1010101 10101 1110101 10110 111010 1110101 111111110101 111010111111 101010111111 1000101111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 440
  • Average number of words per stanza: 73
  • Amount of lines: 76
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word buy is repeated.

    The author used the same word buy at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The poet repeated the same word again at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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