This is an analysis of the poem Sitting Outside that begins with:

These lawn chairs and the chaise lounge
of bulky redwood were purchased for my father ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXabXccdeddddXXfadXbfbeaXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 26,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111011 010110101110 10001111001 1110111111 110111011 00111111111 1010101111 1101101 11011111 0111100010 11011101 111110100010 1101010111 01111110100 1110111011 1111001111 101110001 01110101 1111111 10110101 101111110111 01001101011 1101100011 11001111101 0011111100010 01111111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1186
  • Average number of words per stanza: 221
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i is repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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