This is an analysis of the poem I Knocked My Head Against The Wall that begins with:

As a child
I put my finger in the fire ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXc bd dcXe XXb Xaf age gfe XX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,2,4,3,3,3,3,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101 111100010 001 01 10110 1001111110101 1011 11110100010 001 01001 1010 111110110 11111100110 1101010 001010 1110110 11101 10101 0110101 1010111 111110100111 011001 11110 1011000
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 74
  • Average number of words per stanza: 15
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (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; i, me, three are repeated.

    The author used the same words as, then at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

  • summary of I Knocked My Head Against The Wall;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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