This is an analysis of the poem With A Happiness Attack that begins with:

I awakened this morning,
With a happiness attack....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABCB dXdceeee Xee ABCBffXdffef
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,8,3,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010010 0010001 1101101 111100111 1110111 11001011 111 1111011 11010110 101110 1011 111 1010010111 01001 11011 1010010 0010001 1101101 111100111 101011011 1010101001 1111100101 11111000 11001 10101011 101010 0101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 183
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (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.

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

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

  • summary of With A Happiness Attack;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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