This is an analysis of the poem Fellini in Purgatory that begins with:

He was shoveling sand
at the edge of the water, his heavy black glasses...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXX XX XX XX XXX aX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,2,2,2,3,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic trimeter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 11101 1010010010110 1001 1011111010110 1010 0111010 10101001 100111001 1101 11 11101 010010 1111111111 1011110110
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 71
  • Average number of words per stanza: 13
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

  • summary of Fellini in Purgatory;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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