This is an analysis of the poem Keep Sitting Where You Are that begins with:

Needing direction?
With a flavored taste, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXcdXdbXbXaXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic trimeter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 10010 00101 101001 11010010011 110111 01110101 0011001 111001011 11111 11101 11010111 11111111 1011101000100 11101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 428
  • Average number of words per stanza: 74
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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 is repeated.

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

  • summary of Keep Sitting Where You Are;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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