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

ir, you shall notice me: I am the Man;
I am Good Fortune: I am satisfied.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXXXaXbbXXXXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1111011101 1101011101 110101111010 1110111101 1101011111 1101111111 1111111101 1111110111 11110110111 11100010101 11000111110 1111011111 1111010111 0101110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 579
  • Average number of words per stanza: 118
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; i, and, for are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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