This is an analysis of the poem More Of It To Give that begins with:

What have you done to him?
The me I knew and grew to love....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABcdX AccXdXABbbd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 111101 01111101 110101111 11011 011001111 111101 0111110 1111000101 1001000010 1111100 111101 01111101 11110110001 11110111001 11101010110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 170
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to is repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word it 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 More Of It To Give;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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