This is an analysis of the poem Fuel that begins with:

What of the silence of the keys
And silvery hands? The iron sings…...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaX bXab cdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10010001 110010101 11110101 01110100 11010101 11010100 11010101 11011101 11010101 11011101 111101111 11110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 141
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

  • summary of Fuel;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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