This is an analysis of the poem Ditch Kits that begins with:

One successful way,
To climb out of a ditch......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABCDE fgXh cXggbfeddgg ABCDEefe eeghheXhX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,4,11,8,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101 011001 001001 1001 011100 11001100 01010001 0100100100 0010101 010100111 0101 0010011 10101101 001001000101 10100101011 1000101101 011100111 100111101 101001011001 0010001001 10101 011001 001001 1001 011100 1101 0101011 0110001 1111 1010010111 1011100111 110011 101010001 1111 1100111000100 1 1111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 222
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 37
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (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; to is repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines kit is repeated).

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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