This is an analysis of the poem Hot Hot that begins with:

Beneath that hard covered rock.
I know there's something you've got....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABCB DEBB FG ABCB B DBEBBbBB B FGEH bEBdBb FGHXBBB FG ABCB FGEHXBBB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,2,4,1,8,1,4,6,7,2,4,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0111101 1111011 1010111 110111 111101 1011010 11010101 11111110 101101111 11111111 0111101 1111011 1010111 110111 11 111101 11 1011010 11 11010101 11 11111110 11 11111 101101111 11111111 11111101 0010110111 011 1011010 11 111101 11 010101110 101101111 11111111 0010110111 100 11111110 11 11111 101101111 11111111 0111101 1111011 1010111 110111 101101111 11111111 11111101 0010110111 11 11 11
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 112
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 54
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you, and, hot are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, hot are repeated.

    The author used the same word and 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 hot is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word hot at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase hot connects the lines.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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