This is an analysis of the poem Pick Up All Your Stuff that begins with:

Who penetrated my inner peace,
Be declaring they meet my needs....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABcDE ffegc ABcDE FGH FGH BEBE FGH FGH ABcDEXBEBE
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,3,3,4,3,3,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101101 00101111 1 10101011 11111001 1101 1111 1010111 11111101 10101101 110101101 00101111 1 10101011 11111001 1101 100011 010101111 1101 100011 010101111 11111111 1111111 11111111 1111111 1101 100011 010101111 1101 100011 010101111 110101101 00101111 1 10101011 11111001 11111111 1111111 11111111 1111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 116
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; my, up, pick, all, your, stuff, and, leave are repeated.

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

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

    The poet repeated the same words back, leave 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 Pick Up All Your Stuff;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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