This is an analysis of the poem The Coin Behind Your Ear that begins with:

Before you knew you owned it
it was gone, stolen, and you were a fool....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: aXXbXcXdXaedcbaX Xe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0111110 0111011001 1110100010 1011 11011101 1110100010 1110100110 1110111 0101111 100001111 1100001010 11100111 1111101 100111 111011100 101 010110
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 272
  • Average number of words per stanza: 55
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you, it are repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase it connects the lines.

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

  • summary of The Coin Behind Your Ear;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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