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

at 4:30 AM
she rose...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdebfcgebhcXidjXchkdgXlkmjndldaXobooplXooXnpjmbddlonfjXXXgifXfoXibmX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 70,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111 11 10011110 111000101 10101 011101010 1001000101 0101010 010101100 1011101 0101110 000101 10010 10101 1010 11010 01111 10 10001000100 11 1101001 10101001 11011 1 0101011 1 001011 111 11010 100 1011111 101 11111 111 11 1110101011010 11100 11010 11100110 0110111 11110 11011101 101010 11101 0111100 1001100 1010010101 11011 101010101 11110011 110101 101000101 0111 1110 10101 100110 1001001010 10100010100 1101010 11 10010 1110010 10001 110110 110110101 111010 001001100100 01001011 11010101 10101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1752
  • Average number of words per stanza: 315
  • Amount of lines: 70
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; her is repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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