This is an analysis of the poem I Choose To Listen And Comprehend that begins with:

Your words...
The voice...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXa bac cXXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,3,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11 01 0111 01 11010 1101 0101 0100010100 100010100 1101011010 010100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 79
  • Average number of words per stanza: 13
  • Amount of lines: 11
  • Average number of symbols per line: 21 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

  • summary of I Choose To Listen And Comprehend;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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