This is an analysis of the poem Paying Close Attention that begins with:
What ammunition do 'I' use?
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: A XBCbbaX ABXCXa
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,7,6,
- Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic tetrameter or irregular meter
- Metre: 11010111 1 11101000 11 011111 101101 11111 1011110100 11010111 11101000 10110010100 11 101010 1001110
- Amount of stanzas: 3
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 116
- Average number of words per stanza: 22
- Amount of lines: 14
- Average number of symbols per line: 24 (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.
If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:
- summary of Paying Close Attention;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!
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