This is an analysis of the poem Sing Me A Rainbow that begins with:

Josie it´s been a long hard day
Down the road to where it´s at...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbcDBDceEbeXefaXXecDBDcfEee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 30,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10000111 1010101 111111 1111111111 1101011111 1111101110 1101 101101 10011111 1010101010 10101 111011011 011101 1111 1111111 1011101 1111 111101 10111110 11101 111 1101110 1101 101101 10011111 1010101010 11101 111011011 011011 11011011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 836
  • Average number of words per stanza: 188
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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

  • summary of Sing Me A Rainbow;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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