This is an analysis of the poem The Katydids that begins with:

Sometimes I keep
From going to sleep,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXbbb cccddd eeeffX ggXeee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0111 01001 01010011 1111 1111 11001101 1101 1101 11111101 1101 0111 11010001 1111 1101 00010111 0111 1111 11010011 1111 1111 110101010 1111 1111 101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 150
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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; and, ' are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in it:

  • summary of The Katydids;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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