This is an analysis of the poem Put It Down that begins with:

Put it down!
Pick it up tomorrow....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Abcddcc AdaccdX AXacXddc AdeXcecXab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,8,10,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101 101011 0001100 1100100 110111010 00110011001 01110010100 101 11010011000 1101010 010101100 1110101110 10011111 110101100101010 101 11110111 00111010 1010101001 0110101 10101101010 10110011010 101111101 101 010110 1101010 010110010 01001 11010 1111010101 101 0011101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 192
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 31
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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, of are repeated.

    The author used the same word put 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 it:

  • summary of Put It Down;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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