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

Worse than the boils and sores
and the stench and the terrible flies...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXXbc bXaadXb XdXcaXaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,7,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110111 101101001 101001 111110 1101010 1101 01110011010110 11101011 101111010 11011100011 101011110 0011111 111101110 1111001 01011010 101001001 1011001 10011100101 01101110110010 01101000111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 180
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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