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

Motion's the dead giveaway,
eye catcher, the revealing risk:...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXX XXa bXb Xac XXX XcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,3,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001101 11000101 010101101010 111010001 0101010 10101010 1001010110 11010 01001110 11111010 1111001010 110100101 01010101110 1001001010 100111110011 111010100 1110011101 10101010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 112
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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