This is an analysis of the poem Your Book that begins with:

Strangers came into the apartment
walked right to the bookshelf...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abX bc dc aXca adcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,2,2,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 101000010 110011 011111 11101100101 010011001 110101001 00011011 110101 11111001 11111 01110 010011001011 011001101 011001 01011101000
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 103
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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 Your Book;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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