This is an analysis of the poem In The Well that begins with:

My father cinched the rope,
a noose around my waist,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXa aaba bcdc Xaba Xede
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101 010111 110100 010111 110101 011111 111111 111101 010111 1111010 1101110 110101 110111 111011 110101 0111111 110101 0111101 1110110 111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 110
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The author used the same word my at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase then connects the lines.

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

  • summary of In The Well;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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