This is an analysis of the poem Some Folks that begins with:

Some folks like to sigh,
— Some folks do, some folks do;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aBaBCADAXeBeBCADAXfBfBAXgBgBAXhBhBA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 35,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101 111111 11101 111111 11010101 111111 10101 1101111 1 11101 111111 10111 111111 11010101 111111 10101 1101111 1 11111 111111 110111 111111 111 1 11111 111111 101011 111111 111 1 11111 111111 010101 111111 111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 927
  • Average number of words per stanza: 168
  • Amount of lines: 35
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

  • summary of Some Folks;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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