This is an analysis of the poem Fuchsia Shock that begins with:

My bed smells of textbooks
and it is more than a month or so,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbbcXc cdebXbd aabfegagb dbfba X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,9,5,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111011 100110111 111011101 01100101100 1011101101 1111100101010 111100001111 1101 101000100 1001011100 10010101010 11001101010 101011101101 10101010111 1100 010010 010011 0101010010 010100100 1111110101 00101110100 1011011110 10101011110 101011 010101 00100110 011011 1001110101 1100100
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 214
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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