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

These are the flowers of sleep
That nod in the heavy noon,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AbabA cdadc eXaXe ebabe afafA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101001 1100101 1011101 00101101 1101001 1101101 1110111 0011111 1101101 1011101 1101111 1101000 1111111 110111 1010111 1100101 0100111 1010111 0101101 1110111 1100111 1111101 1111101 1101001 1101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 158
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • 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.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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