This is an analysis of the poem Another Life that begins with:

Women spend the afternoon squatting on the porch,
picking lice from each other's hair....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaXbcbddaacca
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 101010110101 10101101 11010100101 1000100100101 01001 1101100111101001 11110101101 1110101010 010100001001010 101010011010110 10110101 1111011001 111111011 111010100110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 810
  • Average number of words per stanza: 125
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 57 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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