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

A thousand doors ago
when I was a lonely kid...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXaabccXbbdddedaXbecbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 23,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010101 1110101 001101 01010110 11111010 1110111 10100101 01110101 11010010 0101101 1101011 111101 101001 011111 11000101 11111 10101010 11011110 1110101 101110 1111101 0110101 111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 660
  • Average number of words per stanza: 125
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (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; and is repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines me is repeated).

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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