This is an analysis of the poem Asphalt that begins with:
Light your cigarette, then, in this shadow,
And talk to her, your arm engaged with hers....
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: Xaba ccdc ebab efXf dgeg
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1110110011 1100110100 100101101010 0011010111 011100111011 1001111101 10010101110 10110010111 110100101010 01010100101 110100110101 01110100111 111100101010 10010010101 1000101010110 10011111001 111111101011 1001011101 0010100101110 1111010101
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 188
- Average number of words per stanza: 33
- Amount of lines: 20
- Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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; your, and, victim are repeated.
There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines you is repeated).
The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase victim connects the lines.
If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:
- summary of Asphalt;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!
Pay attention: the program cannot take into account all the numerous nuances of poetic technique while analyzing. We make no warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability and suitability with respect to the information.
More information about poems by Conrad Potter Aiken
- Analysis of The House Of Dust: Part 01: 08: The White Fog Creeps From The Cold Sea Over The City
- Analysis of Morning Song Of Senlin
- Analysis of Goya