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

Maybe this is fun, sitting in the sun,
With a book and parasol, as my Angler wishes,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdXXbece XdbdXXce
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1000110001 0011100111010 1110100101 10001010101010 1010111101 10101111111010 1111111110 1110111101010 1010111100 101010111010001 11101101001 10101011111000 10101010011 110011010101010 11101111010111 011111110101010 10111010010101 10101011101111111 1101011110101 110101011101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 346
  • Average number of words per stanza: 67
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 51 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, and, ', we are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ' is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word it at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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

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