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

First I tried a Dry Martini;
But found not one teeny-weeny... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabcXb XXdeed aaXccf ggXddX XXfhhf dXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101010 11111010 10001010100 11100010 11101011 11100111101 1110101 1111111 10100010111 11101010 10111010 11101011111 10101110 11111010 11001110101 11100010 10111010 10101110101 11101010 10100010 1101011101 11101010 11111110 1111110101 1101110 11010010 1100110101 111111010 10110010 1111111111 10111010 10101000 10101111101 10111010 11101010 1101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 220
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

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

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

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