This is an analysis of the poem The Grasshopper I that begins with:

What joy you take in making hotness hotter,
In emphasising dulness with your buzz,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcadedeff bbbXghghcc XiiXejejkk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11110101010 0100010011 10010010100 11011111010 0101111101 1001011101 0101100101 1111010111 1101100101 111101 11100111010 0100110101 01010011101 11011101110 1001101101 110111111 0101010111 1101010101 11011110100 010101 11011101100 1000100101 1111111101 11110111010 1011010011 1111111111 1111011101 1111001111 1111000101 010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 415
  • Average number of words per stanza: 74
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word we is repeated.

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

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

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