This is an analysis of the poem Graduation Day that begins with:

The moment it is realized,
A chip long carried on your shoulder...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaabccbXdebbXXdeXXXbbfbbafaf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 29,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01000101 011101110 1001 01010101 11111 01111 100111 11 010101 11010101 11110011101 001001101 110 110111101 110111 1010101 1100100101 1101111 1010111 1101011 00010110111 111011011 00 110010 111110 1 11101 1111101 00110010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 847
  • Average number of words per stanza: 149
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • 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; you is repeated.

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

  • summary of Graduation Day;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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