This is an analysis of the poem I Bet That Is It that begins with:

Come from behind,
The mood you love to shadow....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABAC ABDA ed ABAC ABDA efg AEGEG AEGEG ABAC ABDA AEGEG f EGEGXf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,2,4,4,3,5,5,4,4,5,1,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001 0111011 01011 10011 1001 0111011 11101011 1110111 1100 111 1001 0111011 01011 10011 1001 0111011 11101011 1110111 01 0101 100101 001111111101 11100 0010110 11100 0010110 001111111101 11100 0010110 11100 0010110 1001 0111011 01011 10011 1001 0111011 11101011 1110111 001111111101 11100 0010110 11100 0010110 11111101 11100 0010110 11100 0010110 11111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 89
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 50
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (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.

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

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

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

    The author used the same words come, is, i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The poet repeated the same word is 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 is connects the lines.

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

  • summary of I Bet That Is It;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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