This is an analysis of the poem Foreclosed Dreams that begins with:

People chased money.
And relocated their lives......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xaaabc XaXbadcefaa bbdafgXgXae
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,11,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10110 1010011 00101 10101001010 1111 110011 111111 010001 001001001 100011100 011 01000100 00111010 11011 110101010 0011111 1010 1110101 111 001010101010 01010001010 10101 101101001 1111010 0010101 1011 1010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 195
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    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, as are repeated.

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

  • summary of Foreclosed Dreams;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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