This is an analysis of the poem Satisfying That Attraction that begins with:

Needing you.
Needing us, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABcadeeffef ABcaeXb ggggXg bged aXefb hXhebaXeeef
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,7,6,4,5,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101 101 1 1 0111010 110101 1100001 001010 10100101101010 001001 11110001 101 101 1 1 1010 10110 10100 111111010 111101 011010111 01011 0101000101 1101 1100101101 0010001 01 10100010 1111 0011011 111101 10101010 1011101 1001 01 11111001 01000111 0101 010010111 0111111 10101 0010011001 010001010 00111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 170
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 44
  • Average number of symbols per line: 22 (very short strings)
  • 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.

  • 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 words needing, we are repeated.

    The author used the same words needing, we 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 your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Satisfying That Attraction;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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