This is an analysis of the poem Digging Deeper Pits that begins with:

It doesn't matter how small or big the fool.
Or the number of tricks these fools use, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xabc cabX XbXbXaaca
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 01010111101 101001111 00110100 100010011101 1101100010100 110100101001 10100100010101 00011010011000 1111101010001 11101 010101101111 01101010111011 11010 10010100 10111001011000 110100110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 181
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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.

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

  • summary of Digging Deeper Pits;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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