This is an analysis of the poem The Flurry that begins with:

When we talk about when to tell the kids,
we are so together, so concentrated....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXacdadXefXXdceeXdXfafXXXebX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 29,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110110101 11101011010 1101110101 010101111 1001010101 011011011 11011010 111010111111 10011100100 1111001101 0101010101 1010011010 01111111 1010100010 10010111 111111111 01111111111 1111010110 1011111011 11111111 10100110111 0110010111 011111101 1001111110 101010010 011010011 10100110011 01010011011 000011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1130
  • Average number of words per stanza: 230
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (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, him, of, and are repeated.

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in it:

  • summary of The Flurry;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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