This is an analysis of the poem Children's Games that begins with:

I
This is a schoolyard...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: abbc Xda efg Xfc fha ife fjX X ekk XXc gji gge bkg fgi cgb X ecl dga blX cbX fkX dik dhd Xbk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,3,3,3,3,3,3,1,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,1,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 00011 10 010 01101010 1011 01001 111 110 11 1100101 101 010 1010110 1001 1 01100 100 1111 100 00 11010 1 101 101101 011111 110 010010 10101101 001 010101 101100 101 111101 110101 10111 1010 010111 101010 110111 10110 010 101 1101010 1 01001 010 1 0101010100 11 1100 1 101 1101 0101 11 0110 010 1 01 110 0100 101 0 10101 1001 10100 010 0
  • Amount of stanzas: 24
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 44
  • Average number of words per stanza: 8
  • Amount of lines: 69
  • Average number of symbols per line: 15 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 3
  • 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 Children's Games;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

More information about poems by William Carlos Williams

Advertisement