This is an analysis of the poem For Three Whose Reflex Was Yes that begins with:

Nobody I know is a god. A mother and son
fall into the river's million hands, the river's ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXcdXadeacfgbbefhXgghX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 23,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111100101011 100010101010 111111010100 1011101111 1100111110 0110010101 1010000101010010 100101001010 1110110101 101010010110 0101101010101 010111101110 111100010010101 01100110111 1110101101 110111010011 00100101101 1010010101110 1100111011 0010101101 01010111101 010110110010 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1133
  • Average number of words per stanza: 200
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, their are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of For Three Whose Reflex Was Yes;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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