This is an analysis of the poem Sickened From Within that begins with:

Why is he admired?
He is focused....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcccbaXXccbcaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 101010 1010 100100111 1101101010 0001001111 11100101 10101001 110 11101 10001 10101010010 010110010 0001001101 1 10000
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 413
  • Average number of words per stanza: 71
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

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

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

  • summary of Sickened From Within;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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