This is an analysis of the poem Without Lip Or Sucking Of Tongue that begins with:

Of course I know 'how' I arrived.
And the length of time it took, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AXbbcdeffgdXa abdhXf hdhiXXa cdcc Acccdch XX hi X b eX bgeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,6,7,4,7,2,2,1,1,2,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 01111101 1010101 1100010110 11011110 1101 11010100010 11111 1010110011011 1100101010 11 110 011011001010 1111011 01111101 11111 1110100 1101100101 101 110100 110101101 1101110001 111001101001 11111111010 1101011101 11010101110 1101 110101011101 11101011 011001 101111011001 01111101 111010100101 11 11110110101 1100111010011 10101101 11110110011 1 101001 10001111010 1001011111 1100111 111111011 11111101 010100011 101101 11101 01111001 11110
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 144
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 49
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, my, letters, those, me, to, you are repeated.

    The author used the same words of, then at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines presence, me are repeated).

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

  • summary of Without Lip Or Sucking Of Tongue;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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