This is an analysis of the poem Whatever It Is That Has Them Possessed that begins with:

Your children exemplify,
Some of the most atrocious behavior......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcXXd XXX eebcXXd eXab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,3,7,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1100101 1001010010 111010 1110100010 111010 111101110100 1 11110 11011011011001 1 1101 110 1100011001 1101011011 001101011101 1110100101 1 110011111110 101 1111001110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 149
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (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.

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

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

  • summary of Whatever It Is That Has Them Possessed;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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