This is an analysis of the poem Caught To Cage that begins with:

You should not expect,
To see my name blazened in lights....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXcccd eeeXed XebabXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,6,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11101 011110001 11111010 11110111 00111010101 11 11111111101 1111111010 101011101110100 10000101001101000 1 101001101010 0100110011010 111101001 11110110 00101101 110101111 0101 110101 0101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 232
  • Average number of words per stanza: 44
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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; i, not, my, it, to are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Caught To Cage;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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