This is an analysis of the poem Eavesdropper that begins with:

Your brother will trim my hedges!
They darken your house,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abccXdbef gXXechdei jXkeeclfb efmbmXedd jdllgXhhd idmjgcnkbXkbhbfaanc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,9,9,9,9,19,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11001110 11011 1010 11110 001100 0100101 010010 11001101 01011 11010 1110 100 1101 110110 111 1101 1110010 100111 11101 1010110 10101100 1101 1100111 1111110 101011 011011101 111110010 1111110110 11101 11110 1000111 101 10100 100110 011011 101110111 11111111 11011 1101001 111111 00100110 101101 00010100100111 11011101 010110 11 111 01010100 10101 11 1001110 0011101 110 111 10101100 100101 101001 0011 11011 10001101 0110 1011 1110110
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 224
  • Average number of words per stanza: 41
  • Amount of lines: 63
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to is repeated.

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

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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