This is an analysis of the poem The Unusual Suspects that begins with:

We have no idea.
Not a hint or a clue, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: XXXaaXbc acXdX XbXXX X cX dX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,5,5,1,2,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111010 101101 1010111 0010101010110 0101010010110 10101111110 1010010101011110 111011010 11110100010101 1010011101010 1010100101 10111010101101 1111101110011 1 1010001000011010 101100100101010 1 11010111101 1110001001101 1010111111 101101010 10111001110 0101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 160
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

  • summary of The Unusual Suspects;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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