This is an analysis of the poem Has It Been Depleted? that begins with:

You are upset with me,
Because I have created my own success......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbc bcdcX XXeade cfcbbec afXdcddacf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,5,6,7,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101 01110101101 0101110 00111110101101 1110100101001 0100110 1011101010 01111 1 11010101010 101111010 0110101 1110101 10110011 10111110001 111011101 1111010 01010101 1011001 110010 0110010 110110 11100101 111 11011111 11001010010 111 01011 01110010 11010111 111010111 100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 202
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

    The author used the same word and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

  • summary of Has It Been Depleted?;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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