This is an analysis of the poem Fugue that begins with:

You see them vanish in their speeding cars,
The many people hastening through the world,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXacd XacXbd dacbcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101001101 01010100101 1101111101 0101110101 01011011101 111001110111 111010010000 00101101100 00101110001 1001010100 1001011001 1111011101 1111110111 10111010101 10110000101 110110010101 01001110101 011101010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 271
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; of, which, as are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines still is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word still at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

  • summary of Fugue;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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