This is an analysis of the poem A Saint I Ain'T that begins with:

If there is anyone seeking,
Anything in my life to taint? ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABCB defghf gdeX bXeXbbefXXcihjibjbXbb fhe ABCBkheh bXe XcfXhkhXehgh BahXdjafe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,6,4,21,3,8,3,12,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010010 10101101 100101 0111 1011001 1100100 10100001 11001011 11101010 111101 1110111 0110110001 0111 111110100 1011 101101011 01111111 11100111 01 1011 110101 1101 1111 011111000 111111 111111 101011011110 1101 110110 10001 0111001010 1101 110001010 010000 0101010010 110101010 0110 01 01010010 10101101 100101 0111 10101 111010 11101 101010 11111111 1101010 110011101 111101110 01 11001 10001010101 111001 010101 101110101011 1100 110101110 110111011 01010101 100111 0111 010010010 1111 1100101000 11110101 11101 1100110 11011011101 111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 223
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 70
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

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

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

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

  • summary of A Saint I Ain'T;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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