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

I love red poppies! Imperial red poppies!
Sun-worshippers are they;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab acXc adXd aeXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111100100110 110011 10111101010 111101 111100101010 101101 11110111010 010101 111101101010 101111 0101110101 010101 111101101110 100111 10010111110 111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 146
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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.

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

  • summary of A Song 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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