This is an analysis of the poem Reasons To Escape that begins with:

You say you love me.
You love me just to get up and leave....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,7,8,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111 111101111 111 11111 11111 111101111 111 111111 11010 1010111 1010 1011101 1110 111010 1110 11010 1010111 11110 1011101 1110 1111110 1110 0111110 11111 111010 11101 10001 11111 111010 11101 10001
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 117
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 31
  • Average number of symbols per line: 22 (very short strings)
  • 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; you, love, me, i, baited are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words you, i are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines me, baited are repeated).

    The poet repeated the same words me, escape at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase baited connects the lines.

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

  • summary of Reasons To Escape;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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