This is an analysis of the poem Questions Repeatedly Asked that begins with:

What has made listening to comprehend,
A major undertaking very few do with intent....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcaba dabbbX ecedbbXaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111000101 01010101011001 100010001010 1001010001 1101010 001010100101 101011001101 111011001 11000101110101 01001001 11101001111001 1110001001010001 1111001001011 11011111001 111001 01010111 11000100001001 1101110100001101 11110100100101 101111000110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 235
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Questions Repeatedly Asked;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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