This is an analysis of the poem Not Too Many Distributing Empathy that begins with:

When something is broken,
It is difficult to piece it back together....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaba Xcdcb cedeb bXc bfafb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,3,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110010 001000101010 01101 010010 110001 001111 0100011100 110110100 10100010 00101010 101011 10010001 01010100 1101 0100101 110101001 1111100100100 11001001 1111010101 011010010 1101011011 1010101010 001010000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 147
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    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; it, to are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word when at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

  • summary of Not Too Many Distributing Empathy;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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