This is an analysis of the poem Exquisite B.S. that begins with:

Exquisite B.S.
Finessed at its best....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabbcXb Xdaaec acaaaaa aacaeXa dceXXa XccXaaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,6,7,7,6,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001 01101 011001101 010 1 0101 100100 1001 101010 011101001 10100101 0010110 001001 110001 010001 11101 001001001 10101 110100101 11 0010010100 0011101 1111101 01011 1001010 001001001 1100 00100010 0101001 01010010 10100 101 11101 1001 1 1 1 11010001 10111101 001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 155
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 22 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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.

    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.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words to, yes are repeated.

    The author used the same word exquisite 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 yes is repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase yes connects the lines.

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

  • summary of Exquisite B.S.;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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