This is an analysis of the poem Kept Number One that begins with:
What makes no sense to you now...
Has never made sense ever! ...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abcdeB fffffeee Xfg BabfchiXif fhhffdcf BfcXfhfjegjjjXfffdf fddec BccXdf
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,8,3,10,8,19,5,6,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1111011 1101110 0110010101 10010 1010100110 1110 0011111100 110100101 01011 1100101 0110111 1011001 01001101 011011 1111010110 1011110101 00101 1110 01111101 110 0010101 1110 111101001 11001 11000 11011101 11001100111 0101101110 10101010010 11100010 100101010011 01110 11001001 10110100101 101 1110 101010010010 010010101010 10000 111000100101 111110010 00110101010100 11111111 111101 011100101 0100101 111 111 1101101 010111 11100101 0111001 110001 010011110 111110 101110 1101101 11001001 001 1110 001101 010101 11100 100101 101011100
- Amount of stanzas: 8
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 250
- Average number of words per stanza: 42
- Amount of lines: 65
- 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 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 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; to, for, all are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word or is repeated.
If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:
- summary of Kept Number One;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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