This is an analysis of the poem Extraordinary Rendition that begins with:

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I gave you back my claim on the mining town...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X abab cXcd dXX dde X abab cXcd ddeXdde
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,3,3,1,4,4,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1 11111110101 1011111 0101 001111 1110101 11010111 101110101 0101 111111 101001110 01110 001111101 1101 0111110111 1 111111 1011001010011 010100101 110100110101 00111111 11010100 0101101 101001101 111111 1010101000101 011111001 010011 111 11011010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 94
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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 Extraordinary Rendition ;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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