This is an analysis of the poem Masked Assests that begins with:

What point would I'd be making,
If my potential was exposed......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdbbXa Ebfadfc EXggac
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,7,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111010 01010101 0001000100 011000001 011000001 1 100100101 0001100 111101 00100010010 101110011101 000101010 101101010 10001 0101100101 111101 100101101 100101011 011111011 1010010 0110011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 218
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • 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; i is repeated.

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

    The author used the same word masked 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 Masked Assests;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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