This is an analysis of the poem What 'Is' Tasteless? that begins with:

What 'is' tasteless?
Hmmm......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a Xbcdecccfa aX bcXdgda XX hhfg XXXgfhfef
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,10,2,7,2,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110 1 11 110100010 110 1010110010 100100100 010110101 0101 1001011010 1010111 11010101110 10100 1 1111010 1010100100100 010100010 11010111110 11100101 110100100 1 0011001 1 1111 1111101 01000010100 1 001110101 110111110 1110101 000100101 1111001001 111111101010 111
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 118
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 34
  • 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 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; to is repeated.

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

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

  • summary of What 'Is' Tasteless?;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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