This is an analysis of the poem 'Garbage Vendor' that begins with:

No love to lose.
Out to use and abuse, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aba XXc bbX debfafa XbabbcXeXX bbfXd aXXaada XcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,7,10,5,7,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101 101101 111 1011101 10111001 111 10101001 1110100 1010011 101110101 01010111 11101 1110101 1110010 101000101 111011011 101011010 0111 1011100 11011 111 11111001 1010100 1111 111011111 111000 0100110 101110 011111 10110 1111010 1010110 1111 10010110 1101010 001011 111011 0101000111 1010 111101 1001
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 145
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 41
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (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; she, who are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of 'Garbage Vendor';
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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