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

My husband is idle, is dumb and spends money.
He either stands still at the window or runs about town like a bunny. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aa bb cc dd ee fff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 110010011110 110111010110111010 11111101101 11011011001001111011 111111111011 1110010110101001 110110011111010 11101111010110110 0010111111001 11101110101011 01110111111 1110111101111 001011111011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 128
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 59 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; he, at, and, his are repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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