This is an analysis of the poem This Makes Me Hot that begins with:

When we are together,
And our eyes focus......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABCD eXffXD dbXXXgD bgdagD ABCD bdbbdbbbedXfdbdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,6,7,6,4,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111010 11110 10111 0111 11111 101011 11111 110011 1110101 0111 10100001 0110001001 11011 111 0111 1 0111 1111011 011011 111001101010 0101001010 1111101 0111 111010 11110 10111 0111 00100010100 001011001 1010100 1111 1111111 10 101 011011111 0111 01111100 010001111 101 01001101 111111 11001 10101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 152
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 44
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (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; and is repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word hot 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 This Makes Me Hot;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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