This is an analysis of the poem The Business Of Sickness that begins with:

The business of sickness that sits,
Twisting some to pieces......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abacdaec eedXcbXaeacd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01001011 101010 01011 0011111 01001 010101 110101 1011101 110011 11111101 110100 001101 110111011 001011101 10010 110001001 0001011010 1110101001 111101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 200
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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.

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

  • summary of The Business Of Sickness;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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