This is an analysis of the poem In Michael Robins’s Class Minus One that begins with:

At the desk where the boy sat, he sees the Chicago River.
It raises its hand....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdXeXffagachdXegbXXXfehfXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 28,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101101111001110 01001 01010011 11100010111001 111011010110 1101011010010101 1111011011 111010111110101 011101101101 11100101111010 10101010 1010101010 011010011110 11101101 00101101 1001 101010011010 011100101011001 1001010101110101 11111011 001 101101001110 01010101101 101010101011 011001 111111010010001 1010100010010011 0010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1209
  • Average number of words per stanza: 240
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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; you, i, river, dream, and, to are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of In Michael Robins’s Class Minus One ;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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