This is an analysis of the poem Sold Without First Unwrapping that begins with:

All that you see...
My head....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabcbdeXe XaddXfdXX gccbbd X Xdaefgf X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,9,6,1,7,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111 11 11 11 1111 1111 1011010010 10 10011010 110 11 111111010 011001 00110111 1010100101 11011010001 1111010101 11100100101 01 11011 101000101 01010110010 110100010010 001 11111111 111101011 11 101111101010 011110010 111100101101 101 0101101100 1011
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 146
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 33
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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; my, and, to are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Sold Without First Unwrapping;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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