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

I almost lost myself.
Over you....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABcBdefeeg dccfgcg ABbdddhX bddhcXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,7,8,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111 101 11011011 101 10101010 101011111 01001000 010001111 0011010 11010101 1101111110 001011 1010101010001 11111 101110111 00100111010010 0010001101010 111111 101 111111 11011 1111 101111111 010010010 1010011010101010 111111101 11111101001 1100111011 0101110110 1010001001011 011100010011 110101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 257
  • Average number of words per stanza: 48
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, my, you are repeated.

    The author used the same word i 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 Over You;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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