This is an analysis of the poem Ugly that begins with:

Too much of it
Can make one sick....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdb dcaXXdc eeeXdaa XXXefdgXfgX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,7,7,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1100 1111 111101 01010010 00101 0101010 1100101 01110 11110101 101000 1101110110 10010111 1100010110 0010010 000110 100 100 1 11011010 10 11 1010 11110 111011 1110001 11101 111111 001010 1010 11110001011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 174
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 22 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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 is repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Ugly;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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