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

April doesnt hurt here
Like it does in New England ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaabcddXXeXeefXgXhbhaicccjXikfbdjbdlmXkXddbXgcXXdcmgllbcccajjfcbaj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 66,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10111 1010110 01 111 0111 11001 001010 11010111 0010100 1010100 01110001100111100100110 01010 10010 110 1010 010 11111 010101 110010 10011 111111 010101 110001011110100011001110111110101 010101 10101 100110 11110 1010101011100110101111001 0111 010 0010 111 11010 00101 1011 110 0110 11 10011 10111110111 10001 110101 100 1111 11010 01101 0011111101010001 0011 1000101 1111111111111011 1010 1110 10101111110100 0100 0101010101 0101010001010101010111 0101010 01001110 1100110010100011 1 1 111111011010 10001 110 101 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1822
  • Average number of words per stanza: 331
  • Amount of lines: 66
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines wandering, sol are repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The words/phrases hunger, sol connect the lines.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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