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

SO shuts the marigold her leaves
At the departure of the sun;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbb cdcdee dXXXff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 10010001 10010101 01110101 1101011011 1111111101 01111101 11010111 11011101 11110101 1101011111 0100011001 11111110 11010001 01010100 11111000 1111110111 0111010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 217
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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 Memory;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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