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

Some trees look like sons to me.
Some like mothers. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbbcXcbbXdXEXEacXcXdaXbcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 26,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111101 1110 11101 01110 1111110 101 111110 1110001 111101 1101101 101010 110 111111 011110100 111111 01111 011010 1111 111110 1101010 11111 01101 10110010011 1110001 0111110 1111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 689
  • Average number of words per stanza: 129
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • 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; some, like, i are repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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