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

From early dusk the day was inscrutable
The sun shows up, lazy as usual...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabXcdecceFGDXhhhbbedccFGDifegXhcdidcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 38,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010110100 0111101100 010011010010 00101 0111 01011 010010001001 110010 00101001001 0010010 100111 010101 110101 1101 000101101010 1011010 11010 1101110011 1100010111 101001011111 110110101 0100111 0101101001010 100111 010101 110101 11010101 01010010011010011001010100101010001001000110001001000 01100100001 1010101 1110 000110110110 10001000100 0101010110 01100101111 1011010110101 111 0010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1358
  • Average number of words per stanza: 254
  • Amount of lines: 38
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, of, this are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words in, to, he, a are repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase color connects the lines.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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