This is an analysis of the poem The Sloth that begins with:

Her back is an ecosystem,
algaeic and wrapped...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xab aca daX XXb bce ebf fdf ccg hae bhXg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,3,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01011010 1011 0101001 1010111 010110 0111 11001 0101 1111 0101010 101010 1101010 0101 110101 110101 0101 11101 0011101 1101111 10110 1010101 0101111 10101010 11101 01010 101010 10101 01110 1011110 010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 67
  • Average number of words per stanza: 13
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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 it:

  • summary of The Sloth;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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