This is an analysis of the poem Introduction: Rose Of Spadgers that begins with:

I've crawled; I've eaten dirt; I've lied a treat;
I've dodged the cops an' led a double life;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabba cdXdcX deXddeeX afafaX XggXagga eXeXea faaffaaf eheheh ieeiieei XfdfXf dddddddd eeeXXe ifXiiffi eheheh ejXeejje aeaeae jffjjXfj eXXieX ekkeekke jljljl
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6,8,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111011101 1101110101 1101110111 1100110111 1111010001 0111100111 10110100001 1111010101 1100010101 1101010111 0101111101 1101111101 1011010001 1101110110 1111110111 1101011101 11110010101 1111010111 1001011101 1101110101 1101010111 110101011 10011011101 1011111101 1101010101 1110000101 1001111101 11010100010 1001011101 1011011111 1101001101 0111100111 1011010101 0101101111 1100011111 1111010101 1111111011 1101111100 0101111101 1101111100 0111011101 1111011101 1101110101 1110001101 1011011101 0111110111 11101110111 1111110101 1111111111 010100111101 1111111101 1011111101 1111011101 1111000101 1101011101 111111111 0111011101 1110110101 1110110101 1101010111 1011010111 10101011111 1111110111 0111010101 1101011110 1111110001 1101000111 1101011101 1111111100 1101011101 1111110101 1101011101 1111011101 1111011111 1101110011 1101110011 1110010101 1111111101 1111001101 1101010111 1101111101 1111010110 1010111110 1101110111 1111111101 1111000101 1101111001 1111010101 1101110101 1101010011 11111100111 1111011111 11110101011 1001010111 01010110101 1101110101 1101110111 1001111111 1111011101 0111011101 10111010010 0101010011 1101011001 1111011101 111111111 1111110101 1101111111 1101011111 01101101011 0111010101 110110111 11110101101 1111111111 1100011001 1100110101 11110011011 0110011100 1011011101 1111011001 11110010111 1101011111 1111111000 11000111010 10010110111 1001010101 0010011100 0111010111 0101011101 10010111101 1111110101 1111010101 0101111111 1110110101 1101010101 11001010101 1111111111 1100110001 1101011111 1011001101 11010011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 20
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 299
  • Average number of words per stanza: 59
  • Amount of lines: 140
  • 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; i've, with, to, me, 'is, an', i, we, 'er, know, uv, as, she are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i've, i, an' are repeated.

    The author used the same words i've, i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

  • summary of Introduction: Rose Of Spadgers;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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