This is an analysis of the poem On A Seven-Day Diary that begins with:

Oh I got up and went to work
and worked and came back home...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aBcABdABdABcABcXaXeedXXABcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 27,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111101 111111 11111101 11111101 111111 011111 11111101 111111 11110111 11111101 111111 1111101 11111101 111111 11111101 101100100100 110010101 1110111 01001101 11101011 101111001 110111011 01110101 11111101 111111 01111101 011101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 911
  • Average number of words per stanza: 189
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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

  • summary of On A Seven-Day Diary;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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