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

I am God—
Without one friend,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabaXaacXXbcb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111 0111 0101100 1011 011110 1011 1111 11011 01 101 10110 100010 11110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 228
  • Average number of words per stanza: 45
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 17 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 3
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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