This is an analysis of the poem All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace that begins with:

I like to think (and
the sooner the better!) ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXbccad EbXfcbbb EdcbaXbaf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011 010010 00100011 1101010 101001000 110100 1110 1011 1101 111 00100010 10110110 111100 1010 101010 01010 1101 0100 0010000100 11110110 111010 010110 10110 11110 1010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 191
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 22 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

    The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

  • summary of All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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