This is an analysis of the poem When A Readiness Is Set To Deliver that begins with:

Two people may begin to cook,
What looks to be the same thing....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaaXbc dcecdX bbbbXdXde
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 1100011 101100 010010011 10101010 11001 1110010 1110010 0110101 0100001001 001010110 110010101 110010001 0111101 1001 10010011 11 10100010010 11110 11
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 143
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (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, be are repeated.

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

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

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

  • summary of When A Readiness Is Set To Deliver;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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