This is an analysis of the poem Anti-Conception that begins with:

Could I unthink you,
little heart,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdXXe fghXefhX idjXXagjiXkjklejcel
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,8,19,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101 101 1111 111 01110 0111010 111 011001 01 1000 001110 11110 10101 101010 101010100 01010 1110 11011 1001010 1010011010 101001 0100100 0111 1110 11101100 111 110101 110010 11010 011100 1101 111001 110 101110 101 11101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 236
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 19 (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; as is repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Anti-Conception;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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