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

(Written on the Queensland Beach)
Poisonous, bloated, crab-like shapes...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme:
  • Stanza lengths (in strings):
  • Closest metre:
  • –°losest rhyme:
  • –°losest stanza type:
  • Guessed form:
  • Metre:
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 603
  • Average number of words per stanza: 106
  • Amount of lines: 38
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; their is repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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