This is an analysis of the poem When You Call My Name that begins with:

When you call my name.
Don't think of me a beast....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABbb ACBBDE cfbd ABXgb XbXf ACBBDEXge
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,6,4,5,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111 110101 1011 11010101 11111 110111 1001 1111 11001 11101 111110101 11111101 111100011 1100010 11111 110101 110101111 010110010 11101 101101111111 010011011 0111110110 1101101011 11111 110111 1001 1111 11001 11101 110111 0111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 124
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 31
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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.

    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 When You Call My Name;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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