This is an analysis of the poem Flexible...And, Resilient You Are! that begins with:

You find you are alone...
Faced and pleased with pride...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Abcdb eceeddfa XceXbaeXbXgXdf eXgebAbb X fd Abc dhhdXXg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,8,14,8,1,2,3,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111101 11101 111001010 10111 110 11011 101110 1111011 01011010 0111001 0010100101 011100001 1010 111 01010 1001101 1 011011 0010011001 1011010 11 0101011 11100 0010101 100 101 010 10100111 11011101 11 101011010 1 111101 111101 11011110 111011 111011 1101011011 111101 111 0111110 11011111 111111010 10 1011010101 11101011 100101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 143
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 47
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (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.

    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 is repeated.

    The author used the same word you 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 higher is repeated).

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

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

  • summary of Flexible...And, Resilient You Are!;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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