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

Of course, the familiar rustling of programs,
My hair mussed from behind by a grand gesture ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdXceefaXdfXeg ehXXdiagdgXaeefjddegcadgghkaaXkaded aiadakfdfjfjkafaaagej ebfifXXfeXfkgcXdgfjkg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,35,21,21,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 01001010011 111000110110 01010100101 010011000100 110111 0101111111 01001010111 01101010100 11110101001 1001111111010 01110111100 0011001001 01010110011 1100111100 1011010 1111011001 11011100010 1001011011 11001110100 011101010 11010100110 111 0101 10110111101 1111010100 10010110111 1011010110 01010101010 10100100001 01010001010 1001010101 110010110101 01011100100 1101010100 100101101 011010110101 10011010111 1001010101 10101111101 11011101101 010100011111 0101010101 110010101010 1011111101 1011110100 1011011000 01010011010 0111000101 01110100101 0100010001 0101010011 11011101010 010110111 100110001 01101011 11101111011 0111110111 0101110011 1101110001 101001010101 1101010101 0101110001 1100110101 01010100111 1111011001 10110001010 1101011101 010100010001 11010101010 10011010101 01110101111 1111111101 10010011010 101101001010 1101011101 11011100011 1101011101 111111001010 0100010010001 11011110101 010101100010 0010110011 11111111100 10011011001 1001111101 10110101101 01000101001 11010011111 11010001111 1111001000001 1100111101 10010011101 11111100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 999
  • Average number of words per stanza: 172
  • Amount of lines: 96
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and, dream, in, as, she are repeated.

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

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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