This is an analysis of the poem Strategically Used that begins with:

Like a tool to undo...
All that is good....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xabcca aXacXc aXaXab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101001 1100 10100001 00101010 1100011 111010010 001010001010 101010110101010 01010010101 1010110 11011101011 11010010101 10011000001 11011111011 11000100101 0101011 1101001 0111010010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 221
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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; that is repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in it:

  • summary of Strategically Used;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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