This is an analysis of the poem Music In The Flat that begins with:

When Tom and I were married, we took a little flat;
I had a taste for singing and playing and all that.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaabcbdd cceeff gghhii iieeffXhhbbee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,6,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1111010110101 1101110110111 1111011111 1111 11011101111 101 110101011101111 01010111010111 010101101111011 1111101011111 01110101110101 11010111110101 01000101110111 101010101010001 01110101110101 010010111111101 01001101011001 11011101011101 11110101011101 11010101110101 010111001110111 111101001010101 11010111010011 01000101110101 11111101110101 11111100110101 111111010101001 11001101110101 010010101111111 11110101011101 11011111010101 11010101111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 341
  • Average number of words per stanza: 69
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 52 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The author used the same word a 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 Music In The Flat;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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