This is an analysis of the poem Gazing Out, Gazing In that begins with:

Because I am here
anchoring you...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xabcd eaf Xdgbffgh egc hhXXbaeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,3,8,3,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01111 1001 0010010 111010 101 11001 111 01011 111 011011 11 11001 1110 1101 00110 1 0111010 1101 101010 1101 010101 111 10001 1010010 111011 10 1010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 98
  • Average number of words per stanza: 20
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 17 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

  • summary of Gazing Out, Gazing In;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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