This is an analysis of the poem Who Am I Kidding? that begins with:

Not another word will I say,
To anyone......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcaa cXde a fced acbXffd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,4,1,4,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101011 0100 010101101 11 11 1111010 101001 0111 1 1 11110 0100 0111 101101010 011 10101 1110 1100001110111 11110010 11110 110
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 81
  • Average number of words per stanza: 16
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 19 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words to, not, i are repeated.

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

  • summary of Who Am I Kidding?;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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