This is an analysis of the poem Guess Who? that begins with:

From billabong or pond
he serenades the moon ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: abbacc ccbbdd dede fXfffXXe Xaba
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,4,8,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010011 1100001 010101 011101 100111 110111 01000111 11110001 11111001 01010100 11010001 10011101 11110011 0101010 01111101 0010110 01001101 110111 10011101 01010101 11011101 010100 010111110 011101010 111 1101 1100 111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 152
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

  • summary of Guess Who?;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!