This is an analysis of the poem Quick To Flee From Evil that begins with:

I've got my past dues paid.
From streets well seasoned....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabc adXda efgXbeec dfXcXefgdgedg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,5,8,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111 01110 11 110101 110111 1010011 11010101 11111 0110111 01001101 0101001 010010 10111 01011 010111 01 11101 1011 10110 110 0101 10 011111101 00101 10101101 01011 1110001 1111 11101 101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 179
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

    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 Quick To Flee From Evil;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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