This is an analysis of the poem A Delicious Interruption that begins with:

All were quite gracious in their plaudits of
Bud's Fairy; but another stir above... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbbbccddeeXXbbcc XXffbbeecX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 18,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1011001100 1101010101 1101010101 11010001001 1101000101 0101011001 0100111101 0011111101 1101010111 1111011111 0110111111 1110111101 1110011101 11110010100 0101010111 11001010111 0101011101 1001000101 1101010101 0100010100 1101111001 110010101 1101010101 1011001100 111010111 1111010101 1111111001 11010111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 602
  • Average number of words per stanza: 108
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

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

  • summary of A Delicious Interruption;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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