This is an analysis of the poem Breast Fed that begins with:

Sacrificing the expected,
To be the unaccepted self...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbccXaXbaaXaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic trimeter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 10100010 00010001 10 010011 101 0101 11011101 1111 1001 11001 010111110 0110100100 11101100011 01001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 365
  • Average number of words per stanza: 61
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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