This is an analysis of the poem From A Needom I Feed that begins with:

I am...
Channeling a need....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AB BABB CbABd CdBd AB BABB X XXXXABB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,4,5,4,2,4,1,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11 10001 10001 11 10001 001011 1011011 01001 11 10001 001011 1011011 0100111 10001 001001 11 10001 10001 11 10001 001011 111101001 1 101101 101111000 1101 11 10001 001011
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 68
  • Average number of words per stanza: 14
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 18 (very short strings)
  • 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; channeling, need are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word channeling is repeated.

    The author used the same word gobbled 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 need is repeated).

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

  • summary of From A Needom I Feed;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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