This is an analysis of the poem Take The I Out that begins with:

But I love the I, steel I-beam
that my father sold. They poured the pig iron...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXcdaefXdcaXgeXfcbXddbdfXXbbg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 30,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101111 11101110110 0001101110 010100011010 100101001111 1000111011 01010101 00100010111110 0010110010 11000101101 101010011 11101010 101110111 0101011010111110 110110001 100111001 111101110 00101111010 10010001011 0100111001 010101001 1111 100010011 01000101101 1010001011111 11101101 10101010110 10011001001 100100101 1101111010010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1226
  • Average number of words per stanza: 242
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, and, of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines i is repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase i connects the lines.

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  • summary of Take The I Out;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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