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

I was born in 1902
I never once went back to my birthplace...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabXcdeXedffgghfgifXacbfXdhgdeahagajfakkdfgfgdjdlidfcflXfXh eX X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 59,2,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101 1101110111 111011 11111010110100 111101011110010100 11011110111010101 11001011111 110110111011 111010 11010100111 101100 1101010101 1110100101111111 11010 110110011 1101011011 110 110111011100100101 11011101001000110 110110111101001 0101110001 11011010110 0101 11111001010 01110011000101 011111111100101 1001 1110001011 11010101011 101110 1101111 11111001 1111101001100 10010011011 1111101111 11101111011 11001111 1101101 11010 110101010010 1111101001011010 11010101100 11111011 110110010110100 0110011011 101011011 110100 110001100110111 11101101 101101 11001100010001 111010100110101 1110111110 0111 1000100101001 11111101010 111 111011 1101001 0100100110 0101110101 111010110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 884
  • Average number of words per stanza: 158
  • Amount of lines: 63
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, at, i've, in are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines opera is repeated).

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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