This is an analysis of the poem I Saw Myself that begins with:

I saw myself
a ring of bone...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXa baaX bXX X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,3,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111 0101 0011 0100 11 11001000 1100 111 111 1001001 1010 11
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 49
  • Average number of words per stanza: 11
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 16 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word ring 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.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines it is repeated).

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

  • summary of I Saw Myself;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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