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

What a day to dismantle a roller-coaster.
Well, they are taking it down--...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXcc daeXcb fXbffgX dXXegg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,6,7,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 101001001010 1111001 01111001 1011101010 01001011001 110111 01010010 10110100 001001110 101111010 00111011101 10010111 1010110 10101011101 0101011101 01110111 0101101110 001011101 01110101 0011100101 011100110 11111110 0101111011 0100010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 225
  • Average number of words per stanza: 44
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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