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

Do you know Gus? Now, he should interest you.
The girls adore him - or he thinks they do.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccbb ddeeffXX aXggcchh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 11111111001 0101111111 1101011001 1101010111 00010010101 1101111111 01001111101 0101010101 1111100101 1100010101 1101110101 1101010101 1111011101 0101110111 1101011101 11001010101 1111110101 1101010011 1111110001 1001110001 1111111101 1111111101 0111011111 01011010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 348
  • Average number of words per stanza: 68
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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; he, that, gus are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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