This is an analysis of the poem Below The Belt that begins with:

Get use to it.
Isn't that the way...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaaaXbXaXXa XXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic trimeter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1100 00101 1010001 111100 0101 11011101 1010 110111 0010100100 0101111001 111011 1010010101110 1111101 01011100100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 137
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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.

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to is repeated.

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

  • summary of Below The Belt;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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