This is an analysis of the poem What Do You Expect? that begins with:
Why do you touch my pony's bump?
When nothing you say of my camel's hump? ...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aaXXX bX bb X
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,2,2,1,
- Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11111101 1101101101 1010011111 111001010 1110101 1010100 111011 111 100100 11
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 68
- Average number of words per stanza: 13
- Amount of lines: 10
- Average number of symbols per line: 27 (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.
The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you is repeated.
If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:
- summary of What Do You Expect?;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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