This is an analysis of the poem April 21 that begins with:

I'm a very average person,
and I think most people are....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABACDEfgDHgfgCHBgAAE
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 001010010 1111101 1100101 111101101 111111001 10110 001110101 001011100 111111001 1010111001 111001011100100 0110110101 0110110 111101101 1010111001 1111101 11001011100100 001010010 1100101 10110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 690
  • Average number of words per stanza: 139
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; i, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, i'm, and are repeated.

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

  • summary of April 21;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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