This is an analysis of the poem Each Defeat that begins with:

Please! Keep
reading me...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abccdef ghiXjak lmglXengocmpp hedepkgfmhmnmbo mgnjmppgfqqlilmoXddd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,13,15,20,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11 101 1 0111001 1010 100 11 110 0100 11 11111 111 111 01 111 100 010 0101 101 111 001 100 1011 111 11110 1 11111 1100 1010 010 111 11 0010 010 111 1010 10 10 011 1101 111 1 1101 1101 01 111110 110101111011001 011100101 1011 010 1101 101110010 101010 110110101001 11011111011 0110101111 0100010000 11011011 11011000101 101 01
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 181
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 61
  • Average number of symbols per line: 17 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 3
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; wild, tippy, hair are repeated.

    The author used the same word i 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 Each Defeat;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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