This is an analysis of the poem Monkey Butt With Choca Mocha that begins with:

It's not my favorite...
But it's hot! ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaabb caabb DCE DAXX DCE DAXaXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,3,4,3,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011100 101 01010111 01010111 0101110111 010101 0110 1001010101 0100010101 010001000111 101010111 0010101 10111010 101010111 1110101 111110101 1111111010 101010111 0010101 10111010 101010111 1110101 1110101010 1 10101 1111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 138
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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.

    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; on is repeated.

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

    The author used the same word put 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 Monkey Butt With Choca Mocha;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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