This is an analysis of the poem Never Put Me On That List that begins with:

You're much more like a mannequin,
With feelings just too stiff! ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABCDE FgCDEcDf CDFCcH ABcDecXiCDI FgCDECDf cDFCDHXCcIccIccI
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,8,6,11,8,16,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110100 010111 11110 11 111011 110101 100101110 1110 11 111011 110 11 1110111 1110 11 010111 110 10 11100 11110100 010111 11110 11 1111011 1010 1 1110010 1110 11 11111 110101 101100010 1110 11 111011 1110 11 1110111 110 11 010111 110 11 11100 11110 10 11111 11110 10 11111 11110 110 11111
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 148
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 53
  • Average number of symbols per line: 19 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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; no is repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in it:

  • summary of Never Put Me On That List;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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