This is an analysis of the poem Figures that begins with:

I shuffle faces like cards
in spite of myself, and all...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXabcbdXXaXXcbXcbbXdXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 22,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101011 0101111 110101 11001 1111001 011101 11101 101011 11110 110101 101001 110111 01001 11111 111010 010011 00101 1001010 1111 111101 0101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 251
  • Average number of words per stanza: 50
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i is repeated.

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

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

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

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