This is an analysis of the poem Choosing A Profession that begins with:

A Creole boy from the West Indies brought,
To be in European learning taught,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabbcdaabbeeffggcdhhii
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0101001101 0001010101 1001011011 001010111 1001010101 0111111101 11010101100 10110000101 110100010111 0101001111 1101100101 0101011101 1101011111 1101011111 1101000100 0101010101 1101111001 11000011101 1110110100 1111000101 0101010101 01010101001 01010010101 0100010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1019
  • Average number of words per stanza: 189
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

  • summary of Choosing A Profession;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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