This is an analysis of the poem Inch that begins with:

It takes one inch,
Taken to creep towards a foot....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ab XccX XbaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0111 10010101 11101101 01111 111001 0110 101010 01010001 10010111 0110010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 92
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 10
  • 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:

    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 Inch;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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