This is an analysis of the poem Sister Jones's Confession that begins with:

I thought the deacon liked me, yit
I warn't adzackly shore of it--... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaabbccdXXXddXXaXdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010111 11100100 11111101 11010100 11110111 01010101 11010101 11110101 110101111 01011100 11001101 11011110 11010101 11111101 01010101 11010101 01010101 01011100 11110111 11011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 682
  • Average number of words per stanza: 128
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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.

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

  • summary of Sister Jones's Confession;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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