This is an analysis of the poem My Job that begins with:

And...
What is it that you are doing? ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aX X bX XacdX a XaaeXfX X X X X gXg hX d XX ba XegaX hc dghXhXbghf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,1,2,5,1,7,1,1,1,1,3,2,1,2,2,5,2,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 10011110 11 11 10110 1 1100010 111010010010 1 11111101111 1111111001 10111100 11110 11 1 1101 110110100 011111100 1110110 11011 11010101010 11 1 11010 11110101 101 111111011111 11100111 1 111100110111 11011 11111000 1 1101111 11 110 01100 0011011100100 111100 11 1111001110111 1111111101 1111 10010110100 1010101 11 1110001001 11000100
  • Amount of stanzas: 19
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 60
  • Average number of words per stanza: 13
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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; you, for, us are repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase you connects the lines.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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