This is an analysis of the poem Foolish Restrictions that begins with:

And spend the night with me....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aBcadeddddX aBcfdggX aBXfXhhXagccec
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,8,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 110101 011010 10100 1110 010010110 00101010 00101 1100011 0101 001011011 1 110101 10100110 0111 1111 11101010 1 01111101 1 110101 11011 101 0101100 1111111 001001111 1 11101 110010 11110100100010 11111101 0101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 198
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • 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.

    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; and is repeated.

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

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

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

  • summary of Foolish Restrictions;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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