This is an analysis of the poem Sold To Provoke that begins with:

When a giving heart has emptied,
With a depleting of it to give more......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXXaXbbXbbcdcdbXeea
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101110 0001000011 11110111 001001001 1001 111011001 00010010000 110001 101010010 0101000101000 1001011 01101100 110100010001 110100101 1011 11110001100 11101 1110111000 0100 111001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 653
  • Average number of words per stanza: 111
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; to is repeated.

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

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

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