This is an analysis of the poem Over-Ride that begins with:

Delete perfection to seek it.
We all are a work in progress....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AbAcdcc AbAeDFC ADFC ECcCgCXECcCgC
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,4,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010010 11101011 01010010 1101000101 10101 111101 00100101 01010101010 0010100100101 01010101010 0110101001001 0101010101 0101101100 0101 01010010 0101010101 0101101100 0101 111101111 0101 1 100101 1 1101 111101111 0101 1 100101 1 1101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 166
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • 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:

    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; perfection, to are repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word ride 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 Over-Ride;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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