This is an analysis of the poem Nip It From The Bud that begins with:

Don't be the one to deny,
Nothing bothers you but does inside....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABcdcXb BACe BDBDBDB BACe BFBFBABcBc ABBFBFBABf BdBXBXB BdBdBdXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,4,7,4,10,10,7,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001001 101011101 1110010101 0101011 001 111 01010 1001101001 010111001 00110101101 111101101 10001 11 10001 11 10001 11 111101010 1001101001 010111001 00110101101 111011001 10001 1101 10001 1101 10001 1101 1111101010 111110111 1111101010 111110111 1001001 101011101 10001 1101 10001 1101 10001 1101 1111101010 01011001 10001 11001 10001 11001 10001 0101 111101010 10001 01 10001 0111 10001 00101 10101 1011101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 198
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 57
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; from, you, can, live, your, life, without, it are repeated.

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

    The author used the same words don't, nip at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The poet repeated the same word stifled 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 Nip It From The Bud;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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