This is an analysis of the poem No Lines At All that begins with:

I once 'starred' in a play.
Some years ago....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbXb XXaccdbXdbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 1110001 1001 1100110 01101 0111110001 1111001010 101011 0011001 1101010 0111010 11111 11010101 111010 1010101000 0111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 140
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • 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.

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

  • summary of No Lines At All;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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