This is an analysis of the poem Childhood Ideogram that begins with:

I lay my head sideways on the desk,
My fingers interlocked under my cheekbones, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdXefgbXhijgjbdaheceXakcakXeedgbbelmXjXhkmeXXjeahflXjci
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 57,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111101 11010110111 1110101111 1001110111 011111111 01010001111 01101011010 1010101001 01111001001 100101011010 10100110011 10100111101 0011010011 1101010100 0101110111 1110101001 100101111 01110101 1111111111 111111101 1000011011 1101101101 10100101000 0101100101 11111110 11110101110 11100110001 1011110110 001011111100 11000001011 011110100110 1011010011 10010011101 1110110011 1011110111 0111000111 0111110010 1011011010 001000101110 10111111010 10111010010 0001110101 1100111010 1101001111100 10101011011 001100101010 1001010101 0111011101 010100010101 11101110101 1111010101 10111010100 011110111 110101011 0111101 1111111110 1111110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2543
  • Average number of words per stanza: 440
  • Amount of lines: 57
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; my, i are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words my, the, i are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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