This is an analysis of the poem The Flowers that begins with:

When Love arose in heart and deed
To wake the world to greater joy, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab XXXX bcbc aaXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11010111 01010101 11111111 11011101 11111111 110101111 011101110 111101001 11011101 11111111 11111101 11111111 11111111 11110101 11010100 11110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 156
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, he, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words he, and are repeated.

    The author used the same word he 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 The Flowers;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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