This is an analysis of the poem Dwindling Supplies that begins with:

If no one else has made attempts,
To what was perceived was there...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABCBDB EFFCF GHH GHH EFFCF HH ABCBDB GHH GHHXGHH
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,5,3,3,5,2,6,3,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01111101 0110111 1010100 111001101 1101 1001101 00110101 01101010010001 111001 0010000 110011 11111011011 10101 010101 11111011011 10101 010101 00110101 01101010010001 111001 0010000 110011 10101 010101 01111101 0110111 1010100 111001101 1101 1001101 11111011011 10101 010101 11111011011 10101 010101 11111011011 10101 010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 115
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 39
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; not is repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word stay 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 Dwindling Supplies;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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