This is an analysis of the poem Mowing Over More Woes that begins with:

Leave me with my rubber duckie,
In my bathtub feeling lucky....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xa XAbX XXcc dXd XAXA Xbd XACC XACC XACCX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,4,4,3,4,3,4,4,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101101 01101010 11111111 11111110 001010101 111110101 10111010 1100101 1010100 01011100 001111 01 10101 11111111 11111110 11111101 01101110 01011 01 00101 1111101 01101110 1110100 01111101 1111101 01101110 1110100 01111101 1111101 01101110 1110100 01111101 010101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 106
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 33
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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, i are repeated.

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

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

    The poet repeated the same word sense 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 Mowing Over More Woes;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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