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

They decide to exchange heads.
Barbie squeezes the small opening under her chin ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXcaadeedaafcghcX ciifXaXaXgabXfdhea
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 18,18,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1010011 1010011001001 10110110011110 010111010 11011001 10010011001 0111110010101010 0111111011010 11011010101 11100111011010 0100100100100 100101001011101 101111100010 11001000101010110 1001011101101 11001011100100 1011011011010111010 1001011101010010 011100101010 11011111011 100111010101010001 11001001011001 00111011101 01101011010100 1010101110011101 1111001011111 1111001110010 1011111001 110100110010011 1110111101101 0110101011111 0101111101111 01101001011110 101010011110101 101111001001 11001010000101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 963
  • Average number of words per stanza: 165
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 53 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word to is repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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