This is an analysis of the poem Strings Once Attached that begins with:

You wish to strum my strings,
To pluck my heart of its emotions....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXb XcacbXa bdXcdc Xee acccc bcff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,7,6,3,5,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110111 011100010 1001 0111100 1101 01000100010 101011101 00110 1010001 101100 0001101 111101 01111010101 1011111011 101101 1110111 011101101 1001100010 0010101010 11 1111110100 1111 10 1101 111101 11101 1001110 11001 0101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 132
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • 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; to, my, you are repeated.

    The author used the same word you at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

  • summary of Strings Once Attached;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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