This is an analysis of the poem Vegetable Swallow that begins with:

two smiles meet towards
the child-wheel of my zeal...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaa XXXX Xaaa Xaaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101 011011 01010010 110100101 01011110 11100100 011101000 1010010100 000111 101011 10101010 11010001 1011001001 1010010001 11011 01001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 125
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; of is repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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