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

IF I should pass the tomb of Jonah
I would stop there and sit for awhile;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXa XXXX bXX XXbX cacc ccXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,3,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011101010 111111101 011110111001 11101101 01101001010 11100111 11110001110 111111011110 11101010111 110101111 10011101001 101101010000 1101111101 11111101 101011111 1111101 11111111101 11111111 1110101010 111100110111 00101101011 100001001001 11111101100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 966
  • Average number of words per stanza: 194
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word i is repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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