This is an analysis of the poem The Convalescent Gripster that begins with:

The gods let slip that fiendish grip
Upon me last week Sunday--... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXaAbAAB ccacaaadda aaeaeeXffX fcXXaaXccX XXfXaAbAAB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,10,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01111101 0111111 11011111 10101010 1101 0111 0101010 11101 1101 0101010 11110111 1111110 01011110 1101010 0101 1111 0101011 1101 0011 1100011 11110111 1111101 01111101 0101111 0101 0111 0101010 0101 0101 1101010 01111101 1111010 11110111 0100100 0101 0101 0101100 0010 1101 1000100 11111101 1111010 11011101 1101000 1101 0111 0111010 11101 1101 0101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 247
  • Average number of words per stanza: 48
  • Amount of lines: 50
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

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

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

  • summary of The Convalescent Gripster;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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