This is an analysis of the poem How Did You Get Yourself Bruised Up Like That? that begins with:

Do you see that brick wall,
And the solidness of it? ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbXbX XcaX XbcX X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,4,4,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 111111 1010000 11101111010 101111 11111100101 11111101011 11111011 1110010 1110001 1010101 1 11010 101110 110 10111011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 111
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (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 speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines it is repeated).

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

  • summary of How Did You Get Yourself Bruised Up Like That?;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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