This is an analysis of the poem Layered In Crust And Trusted that begins with:

I may appear to be layered in crust,
And trusted to mold to eventually rust....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXaXXb aXcXcc X DdX X DbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,6,1,3,1,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101001001 110010010001 1100100001100 111111 11110001000 101111101 0010010101 1101111011001 1101110 1010100111 00111011101 101000101011 00101110011010001 111 1111 101110101 011101011 111 1111 111101 11011001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 124
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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; to is repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Layered In Crust And Trusted;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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