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

If I walk the noisy streets,
Or enter a many thronged church,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXabcdeXfXfdXXfgagXcfhfhaeddbgh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 32,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0110101 11001011 11010111010 111011 1101100110 1110101100 11111000101 110010001011 1111010101 110101001 001110101 1011101110 0110110 010001111 1011101 111111101 11110010 10100010011 10010110 011111 11011101 01001101101 10010010 011110 111001010 00010001001 1101010101 1110101 110001011 1110100010 1010010010 0100010010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1111
  • Average number of words per stanza: 206
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, to, be are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words or, i are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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