This is an analysis of the poem Just Words that begins with:

You don't have to read these words.
That's all they are anyway......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaaXbccbdbbbXbXdbaXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 21,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110111 1111101 11 1110010110 1100 111 001010001010 1101010 10001 110 111 111 11 111011 010101 1111010 11111 111 010010111 111101 001010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 518
  • Average number of words per stanza: 92
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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.

    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; to is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word you is repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines nothing is repeated).

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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