This is an analysis of the poem Leave It Alone that begins with:

When you feel it in your gut,
Something is not up to snuff......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXB XXB CB dBdB CBb AB ABebcc AB aBEBB ABXABEBb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,2,4,3,2,6,2,5,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110011 1001101 11001 10111110 1011001 11001 11001 011001 0111011101 11001 10111110001111 11001 11001 011001 101011110101 01100011101 11001 11000100101011 11001 101000111 1101010101001 111010101 101010101 01100011101 11001 01111101100 11001 0101000111 11001 1001 01100011101 11001 11000100101011 1001 0101000111 1001 10101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 111
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 37
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; it, to, leave, alone are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words if, leave are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines alone is repeated).

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

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

  • summary of Leave It Alone;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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