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

That each thing is a word
Requiring us to speak it;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbb aXXX aXXc XXXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111001 01001010 0010010 010101 0101111 00110010 00100010 011001 1110001 01010010 101110 11101 100110 1101100 0011011 01001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 108
  • Average number of words per stanza: 20
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (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; to is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word from is repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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