This is an analysis of the poem Taken To Extremes that begins with:

At one time I was,
Am I now......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABbABbABbA ABbABbABbA CACDCEF CACDCEF ABbABbABbA CEFXCDFCDFFCDCDCDFFF
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,7,7,10,20,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111 111 1 11111 111 1 11111 111 1 0101011110 11111 111 1 11111 111 1 11111 111 1 0101011110 111 0101011110 1101 1100110101 11101 101001100 10001011111 111 0101011110 1101 1100110101 11101 101001100 10001011111 11111 111 1 11111 111 1 11111 111 1 0101011110 11101 101001100 10001011111 1101 110001001 110001011111 1101 110001001 110001011111 110001011111 1101 110001001 1101 110001001 1101 110001001 110001011111 110001011111 110001011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 208
  • Average number of words per stanza: 41
  • Amount of lines: 63
  • Average number of symbols per line: 22 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

    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; i, to, me are repeated.

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

    The author used the same words at, i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines bleed is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same words shortcomings, bleed at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

  • summary of Taken To Extremes;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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