This is an analysis of the poem I Thought You And I Had An Agreement? that begins with:

It is not pretty,
When one shows an ugliness....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabccXX Xadada AeAefAXe ghfgheebX XXdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,6,8,9,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 00110 1111100 101010101101 11011001 0101011011 10100101110 110011010100100 0111001 001010011101 0010111110 101001 00110110100 0011101 1010 01000010101 1010 011 1001100010 1010 110 110111 1110 1 01 101110 1 111011111 11 111 110101 1 1011110 11 1
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 182
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 34
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

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

    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; i, you are repeated.

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

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

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

  • summary of I Thought You And I Had An Agreement?;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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