This is an analysis of the poem From What I'Ve Been Told that begins with:

For someone who floats from ear to ear,
As often as you do and with regularity......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaa XXbbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111110101 1101111010100 1110010110110 111101110110 01101010110010 1011101000110 11010101110101 01101 1111100101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 211
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 9
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you is repeated.

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

  • summary of From What I'Ve Been Told;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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