This is an analysis of the poem The Tongue Of One Who Gloats that begins with:

You can block out every thought I have.
You can seal your consciousness into cement....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABCBDE cfgfhiXf XX Xgbicch ABCBDEhbXg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,8,2,7,10,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111100111 11111000001 11110010010 1110101 110101 001111 1 1110111011 101010111101 11 1111011110101 1110111011 01010011 1110011001 11111 10 111011 11011101010 101 0101101 1010101 1111011101 11101011111 1111100111 11111000001 11110010010 1110101 110101 001111 11 111010 010100 10110011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 211
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 33
  • 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; you, can are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of The Tongue Of One Who Gloats;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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