This is an analysis of the poem Cul-De-Sac that begins with:

COULD I hope that when the brain,
Tired of questions answerless, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXabcc dedeXX fgfghh ibibdd bjbjkk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111101 10010100 1110101 1010101 1111101 0010101 1010111 1010111 1011111 1010111 1010101 1010101 1110101 1010101 1010101 1000101 1111111 1111111 1111101 1000101 1111111 1011101 1011100 1011011 1010101 1010111 1010101 1110101 1110101 1110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 195
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 34
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (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; or, to, we, of are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Cul-De-Sac;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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