This is an analysis of the poem Remaining Vulnerable that begins with:

I don't have a lock on my heart,
To stop it from love....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXcdd dccXca ddXbXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101111 01001 1110101 0011010 00001 010010001001 0101000101 1011101000 10100001100 111001101010 0011010 11100111010 1111010101 111001011001 0110010010 11001100001 11010010111 00001011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 214
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to is repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Remaining Vulnerable;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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