This is an analysis of the poem Polly In A Porny that begins with:

Haha I kissed Polly goodnight haha as we stood at her front door
Now she's quite a proper lady so I didn't ask for anything more...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXX bbccdeXeXdccc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,13,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10111011101111011 111010101110111011 110111011111110010 1111111111 11100010110101 1110001011011101 111101111101110100001 1110001000101110111 1110011111110111 111100101001111010 11110011110110101 11110111011 111100010111101 10010110101011100111 111111011111011010001 111000100010101010101 1111011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 517
  • Average number of words per stanza: 111
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 60 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 13
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, haha, polly, in, porny, saw, no, she, oh are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, oh are repeated.

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

  • summary of Polly In A Porny;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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