This is an analysis of the poem Be Nobody's Darling that begins with:

Be nobody's darling;
Be an outcast....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aBcXdecffgXXXBXedcgc aXbcd aBXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,5,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011110 0111 101010 011 1101 1101 0101 0111 101001 010 0101 1010111 110101 0111 010101 11 11010 101 010010 1 1010100 101 11010 1111 11 1011110 0111 10101 0111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 175
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 17 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 3
  • 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 Be Nobody's Darling;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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