This is an analysis of the poem Written Out [1] that begins with:

Sing the song of the reckless, who care not what they do;
Sing the song of a sinner and the song of a writer, too—... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb ccbb ddee eeff ddeeXaaee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010010111111 101001010100101 100100100011101 0100101010101001 10000101010101111 10100101110101101 11100111110111101 111001010001011001 1110111010100111 1100100101010111 111101110111100111 11110001011101001 10100111010100111 110010101100101 100100101100101 11001001011100101 1101001011011101 111001111011100101 01011001010100101 10101011011011111 10110101010010111 1010011010110111101 11100111101111001101 111010010111100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 276
  • Average number of words per stanza: 56
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 69 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 14
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; in, song, of, and, he, d, that, some, to, them, write are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words sing, he are repeated.

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

  • summary of Written Out [1];
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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