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

The Mother's heart, the hero's will,
The softest flowers' sweetest feel; ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aa bb cc aaXbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010100 01010101 01111101 01010101 01110101 11011101 01010101 01010101 11111111 01110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 71
  • Average number of words per stanza: 13
  • Amount of lines: 10
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; in is repeated.

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

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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