This is an analysis of the poem Thanks For Remembering Us that begins with:

The flowers sent here by mistake,
signed with a name that no one knew,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xaabcbcb deXfdXffeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01011101 10011111 11011111 11011110 11110111 111111010 010110101 111111110 01010101 01000101 110001010 1110101 11011101 01110100 11111111 01010111 11010111 11011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 308
  • Average number of words per stanza: 60
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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.

    The author used the same word the 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 Thanks For Remembering Us;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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