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

We used to play, long before we bought real houses.
A roll of the dice could send a girl to jail....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXaX aXbXba
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110110111110 01001110101 01011111111 11110111 11010011101010 01110000 1111011101 10011001011001 1000011100 1001010 1101001111 111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 241
  • Average number of words per stanza: 44
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; we is repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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