This is an analysis of the poem Something That Is Offered And Exchanged that begins with:

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Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXbXXaX XcXbbb bcXXXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011001001100 01011101011 01101001 010101101000 11110010 0111 1110100 1011010 01110001010 11101 011010110 0101001010100 01001110010 01001011010 001101101 1 011011 001101111 0111100 1010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 225
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • 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 Something That Is Offered And Exchanged;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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