This is an analysis of the poem 'Debits And Credits' that begins with:

Why are you leaving me a tree and a rock?
We here are experiencing a severe deficit crisis....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xaaa bcXdcXX cXeeXfdX XXXdfcbbd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,7,8,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110101101 1110100000110010 11110110 10101 11111001 11111 1100101 1111 11001 11111 10100101 111111 10110110 11101 111010111 11101111110 111011 11101 0110010101 11110100 0101100 101 1111010 1010101111 011111 011100010111 101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 164
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; you, i, and, that are repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase that connects the lines.

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

  • summary of 'Debits And Credits';
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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