This is an analysis of the poem My Choice Of Words that begins with:

I have never called you a fool.
You are mistaken....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcabXbc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101101 11010 111111001100010 11001 01110111010 1 0111010110010010 011010001110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 288
  • Average number of words per stanza: 53
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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; you is repeated.

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

  • summary of My Choice Of Words;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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