This is an analysis of the poem A Getting Into Heaven that begins with:

More people are seen out shopping,
To replace old souls for new....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABCBCCDEFBXgfe HIBEhIBg ABCBCCDEFB HIBEg JEJEE
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,8,10,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11011110 0011111 11010101 01000101011 01001101101 11111101 11011 11111 0100010 0101 100101 110001 0100010 0111 111101101 0111101 1001010101 1110100111 111101101 0111101 1001010101 00101001 11011110 0011111 11010101 01000101011 01001101101 11111101 11011 11111 0100010 0101 111101101 0111101 1001010101 1110100111 1100010010101 1111010011 010001010111 1111010011 010001010111 010001010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 292
  • Average number of words per stanza: 52
  • Amount of lines: 42
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines fool is repeated).

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

  • summary of A Getting Into Heaven;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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