This is an analysis of the poem If This is Your Final Destination that begins with:

They say you are made of clouds, they say you
are made of feathers, they say you are everywhere...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdXaefXdgffahfcXibjfgcajkiiefgkbgjccdhbcXXjXahfdX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 51,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111101111 110101111101 1111111111 0010110101100 0110101001100 010110011111101 10111111100 001101010100101 1101011111 10111101010100101 01000101011100 10111011110 0011110101011 10101011010001 1010111000111 1011100101110 0101110001101 11010111100 100111101000001 0111010111011 1110001011011 110101011010 1010001110100 10111100100010 1010111010110 01111001100 010010111001 011101011010 100010001010111 10011001101010 100011001011101 110100001101011 110101000111 11111110101 010110100100100 101011011011010 01110110100111 101101011101010 1101100101011 0101100111101 0001110011111 101111010010 0101010010101 010001111011001 110101101110 110101101001 110101101101 110111101101 11111010 110001000101 1110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2544
  • Average number of words per stanza: 467
  • Amount of lines: 51
  • Average number of symbols per line: 49 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you, they, say, of, federer, or are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of If This is Your Final Destination;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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