This is an analysis of the poem Something To Say To Get Out that begins with:

I did not limp your wrists.
Nor was I the one, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXaXX cXdaXb ceaded
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101111 11101 10110111 10 0101101010 1001100101 111101 111001011001 1110100101 01011 0100111 00100111110 1111 111001011 11011011 11101 11100101 010101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 192
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • 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; to, of are repeated.

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  • summary of Something To Say To Get Out;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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