This is an analysis of the poem Seventh Street that begins with:

Money burns the pocket, pocket hurts,
Bootleggers in silken shirts,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AAAA XXAAAA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101010101 1100101 0110101 101010111 1010010010101010111110101100101111110110101101000111110100110101001010101100101100110110001100111110111011011111111110110001110010010001111101011010011110111110101111101010111010101011010100111011101101010101011111010101011110111101011110101111010111110 101010101 1100101 0110101 101010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 483
  • Average number of words per stanza: 77
  • Amount of lines: 9
  • Average number of symbols per line: 162 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 26
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; in, of, blood, and, flowing, would, you, set, wood, who, it, black are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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