This is an analysis of the poem Just Gimme Whatcha Got that begins with:

I don't ever want to find the time,
To try to define you! ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABC DBCCE X ABC DBCCE CFCFCGCH CFCFCGCH DBCCE X CFCFCGCHXCCE
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,5,1,3,5,8,8,5,1,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111010101 010011 110101 111010111 010011 110101 11101 10110101 1 111010101 010011 110101 111010111 010011 110101 11101 10110101 110101 1100010 110101 1000010 110101 0101100 110101 010011 110101 1100010 110101 1000010 110101 0101100 110101 010011 111010111 010011 110101 11101 10110101 1 110101 1100010 110101 1000010 110101 0101100 110101 010011 110101 11101 10110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 113
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • 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 author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to is repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word dreams at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of Just Gimme Whatcha Got;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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