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

This piece of hardwood, cunningly shaped,
was curved so evenly while piccaninnies gaped ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaabbcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 010111001 1111001100010 10100111001001 110101001011 11010110101 1110100110111 101010000101 010111010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 375
  • Average number of words per stanza: 69
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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