This is an analysis of the poem Sudden Movements that begins with:

My father's head has become a mystery to him.
We finally have something in common....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdXbefbXaggdccgegXbdXXcdXfX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 29,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1101101010001 1100110010 1110101 111101 00010001 11011101 11011111 11000100 00111101 1110101001 01011111 0101001011 0101011 0101111 00101001 101110110 111010101 110111 011011010 1111 11011011 001010101 1101101 011010101 1111011 001000101 001111101 0010010 11101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1000
  • Average number of words per stanza: 186
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; and is repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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