This is an analysis of the poem Do You Want It Warm Or Hot? that begins with:

If you want more of this,
There's no need to lick the pot....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABBC ADBCB AB EB dB ABBC ADBCB bB bB BC XB BC AB EBXBCB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,5,2,2,2,4,5,2,2,2,2,2,2,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011100 1110101 110 01 1011100 101101 110 01 1110111 00010101100 1110111 1111100101 1110111 1101010111 1110111 011100 1110101 110 01 1011100 101101 110 01 11110111 01000011101 1110111 111111111 1110111 110 01 111110111 1110111 110 01 00010101100 1110111 1111100101 1110111 110 01 11110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 15
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 70
  • Average number of words per stanza: 16
  • Amount of lines: 41
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

    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, want are repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word hot 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 Do You Want It Warm Or Hot?;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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