This is an analysis of the poem Centerstage that begins with:

Embellishments were the rage and was craved,
By them....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbcbXbdXXXcXdXXXXaaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 21,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1000001111 10 11010111 0100010101000100 111010111 11011110101 110100101 100110101010 111011111 10101001 11110 1000100 10101010 00110011100001 011000101011000 11001001111001 11100010 110100 010010010 11100001 111011010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 804
  • Average number of words per stanza: 129
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • 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 author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to is repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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