This is an analysis of the poem Flea Market that begins with:

It is claimed,
After nine years of conflict......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababacX XcaXXXa aXbaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 001 1010010 0110 0000101000 1101 1100111 101 10101101010 11110101010 1011101 1010010010110 100101011 10101100 100101 1 10 1110101010110 111111011001 10111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 184
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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.

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

  • summary of Flea Market;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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