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

Over the rim of the glass
Containing a good martini with a twist ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab ccXc dede fgfg hihi chch jejX kgkg blXl emem hdkd hhhh hbhb lglX eiei XbiX glgl nnnn ijij lXlX hghg jojo kakaXlala
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1001001 01000010001 11010101001 101101 0010010 01110101101 1011001110011 111101 101010100 011011100101 011111011100 00100111 10111 010101000110 11110111001 1101010 0111101 100101111011 010101100001 111101 0010101 110101001111 0111011111 110101 010101 1010111010011 10101011111 110101 111111 110101000001 11101101011 111001 101101 010010010101 10110111000 110101 0101001 11110111111 111001111011 1101001 0111101 100100100010 110010011101 10010010 1111010 10111010101 1111111101 1000101 110110 111010011001 1110011101 10101101 1101111 110011100010 1010101101111 00101100 110101 11101001010010 11110110111 10101110 11001010 1010110101 101001101101101 10011100 1001001 0010100101011 0110010001 1100111 1101001 10110100101 1001111111 011001 1111111 001001100101 1111010100 1100101 011101 110110101000 11010011101 010111 100111 1011010101 111101001 110011 110101 10011010101 001010010101 0101111 111101 0111110101001 111110111101 1100101 101101 0110010101111 110111100101 100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 24
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 149
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 96
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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; i, and, her are repeated.

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

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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