This is an analysis of the poem Even Though It's Just A Light Switch Away that begins with:

Steadfast and too dumbfounded,
To get up......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXCDCD EeeFab EbFCDcG CD HCG CD HCG CDXHCG
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,6,7,2,3,2,3,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111100 011 11001 1010101 101 1010101 101 11001010 0101010 101001 0010101011111 00101010 1111 11001010 111 0010101011111 1010101 101 01111011 111011 1010101 101 011 11011 111011 1010101 101 011 11011 111011 1010101 101 011 11011 111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 97
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 35
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, caught, up are repeated.

    The author used the same word caught at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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

  • summary of Even Though It's Just A Light Switch Away;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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