This is an analysis of the poem Calm Down that begins with:

It had been countless field days taken,
By demons disguising themselves to undermine......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AAB ccb debXXe AABXdX X aX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,6,6,1,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010101110 110010010101 100100101001 010010101 100100101001 00101101101 101 1111100001 1011010 101101010 001000010 01101001 010101110 110010010101 100100101001 1011101001 110000101010 00100101001101 1111 11 00100
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 124
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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 is repeated.

    The author used the same word it at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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