This is an analysis of the poem I Suspect that begins with:

I suspect...
You are the only one who knows, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AbXAcdaXded Aabfagb AFaDgfeabea fgbhe AdXad idaid AFaDa Agbaha AedXgcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,7,11,5,5,5,5,6,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101 11010111 11110 1101 11010111 1011 1011001 1011010 1101001111 001011 1010011001 101 1010011 10110011 1011111 010111 011001 10101111 101 01001110 1101 011111 1101 001001 00100110111 1010101 000010101101 11 111110011101 01011111 101110 0010001010101 0101100 101110101101 101 100010011101 0010010 10101101 1101001 1101110100 110111101 1011110101101 1 11010111 1101 01001110 11101 011111 11010101 1101 1101 1111011010 101101 111010100 111111 101 1111 1111111 101101 111001 1111110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 171
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 61
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

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

    The author used the same words i, 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 I Suspect;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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