This is an analysis of the poem I Have News For You that begins with:

There are people who do not see a broken playground swing
as a symbol of ruined childhood...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XX ab XX cc bc cX XX de cdafa cX efXdc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,5,2,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101111010111 101001011 11110110100010 0010001110101001001111 11101111110101 110111010000 1111100111100100 1110101110101011010 111110101 100010101001001 101010111 100111011110101 11010001111101 01000100010010000100 11111010101 1111001111 11111011111000101 10100111 111110 10111 100010011010 110001110101 0110101111100 11111 111011100101101 110010010110 11010110110110
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 111
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 49 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

  • summary of I Have News For You;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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