This is an analysis of the poem Demand Them Gone that begins with:

Take all of 'your' pains and demand them gone.
Shake them off your back and tell them to move on! ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AABCBDBCBD AABCBDBCBD ECEE ECEEXAAECEEECEE
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,4,15,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101110101 10111110011 1111 1001 1111 10010 1111 1001 1111 10010 1101110101 10111110011 1111 1001 1111 10010 1111 1001 1111 10010 1100111 1001 1100111 111 1100111 1001 1100111 111 1101110101 10111110011 1100111 1001 11100111 111 1100111 1001 11100111 111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 207
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 38
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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; them, and are repeated.

    The author used the same words take, no at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The poet repeated the same words feeding, weak at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

  • summary of Demand Them Gone;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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