This is an analysis of the poem Seeking Someone To Empathize that begins with:

What do you mean,
I haven't shown you any sympathy? ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbcdbX eXdXXacXbe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111 1101110100 11011111 010110011 1110100 1010111 101010 1110101 01110101010 11110110101 0110010010010 1111011001 111011011 01101001 1 1011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 170
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    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; you, to are repeated.

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

  • summary of Seeking Someone To Empathize;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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