This is an analysis of the poem Miss Blanche Says that begins with:

And you are the poet, and so you want
Something--what is it?--a theme, a fancy?... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcccd efefgdgggd aeaeebeeXb adadadaaad cacahihhhi jfjfhdhhhd hkhkldllld mfmfhdhhhd gfgfmgmmmg gXgmglgggl
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110101111 1010001010 101100111 0111001010 1111101101 1101111010 1101101111 10101001001 111110101 1111011110 101111101 1011001110 11100111 0111011010 111100111 1101011010 100101111 100110101 101101101 0001001110 101100111 1110101010 101111101 11010111110 11111101 1011001010 100110101 111101101 110100101 1111011110 101101011 1001011010 1011010111 110011010010 1111101011 1001001010 1110010111 1100100100 110110111 1111001110 101101001 100111111 101101111 01001011111 11100101101 11011001110 111101101 101111111 11111011011 11111001110 11100100101 1011011110 11110101111 101110010010 1011101111 1111011010 1011111101 0111111111 10101101101 10111011110 1111101101 0101001110 1101101111 1111101110 1100100111 11011001010 100101101 101101101 1100100111 1101001110 11101101111 1101001010 100100111 1001110110 1110101111 01101111010 111111001 1011101001 110110101 111010011010 111101111 11011011110 1011001111 1001001110 1110100111 1011001111 11101100111 110111111 1111110101 11111001111 111100111 1101011010 11100101 10101001110 100110111 101000101010 111011101 101100111 111111101 101111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 416
  • Average number of words per stanza: 80
  • Amount of lines: 100
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words something, watching, and, you are repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase you connects the lines.

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

  • summary of Miss Blanche Says;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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