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

Are generally over or around
Erogenous zones, they seem to dive...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXb aXa bac dbX eXd bbeXeac
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,3,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1100010101 100011101 0001001 110101 00110001 011001 0110101 010001 111101 010100 01110101 111010101 11111101 110101010 100101010 0101001101 11011101 01011111 01000100 11010111 10010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 94
  • Average number of words per stanza: 17
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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 Pockets;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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