The poem uses simple language and style. It has seven stanzas with two lines each (couplet). The couplets in each stanza are also rhyming couplets. The rhyme scheme used is "aa", "bb", "cc",
- This means the last word in the first line rhymes with the last word in
the second line.
- The poet uses some literary devices to make the
poem interesting such as:
i. Repetition - The poet uses this literary device to emphasise the message
that we have no time for recreational activities. The line "We have no
time to stand and stare" is found in stanzas 1 and 7. The phrase
"no time" appears in every couplet. This means the phrase is used
seven times in the whole poem. For example the poet writes we have "no
time to stand", "no time to see", "no time to turn"
and "no time to wait". These repetitions show the idea that the
poet is trying to put forward -Man has no time for leisure in today's world
full of care (responsibilities).
ii. Alliteration - This refers to the repetition of certain consonant
sounds, usually in conse-cutive words within the same sentence. In stanza 1
and stanza 7, we have the words "stand and stare". This gives us
the feeling that we now need to wait a moment - take a break and stand and
iii. Personification - In this poem, we see that the word
"Beauty" is written using a capital 'B'. The abstract concept of
the beauty of nature is given almost human-like qualities here. When such an
abstract idea is given human qualities, it is referred to as personification.
In this poem, we can see the beauty of nature in many forms - e.g. you can
see her mouth, the smile in her eyes, and you can watch her feet and see them