This is an analysis of the poem My Erotic Double that begins with:

He says he doesn't feel like working today.
It's just as well. Here in the shade ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbXbXXbbacXcbc dXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11110111001 01111001 01010100110 11110110110 1101110 010 01111001111 1010010011 0101111011 1111011101101 010111101 1111101101 11010110011 11101100101 1111001010110 1101111011110 11110101010 11111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 406
  • Average number of words per stanza: 70
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word thank is repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines things is repeated).

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

  • summary of My Erotic Double;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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