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

My desire
is always the same; wherever Life...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: aXXbXaXccXdbXaXeeXeddd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 22,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010 011010101 0101 110111 11110 00010 11011011 111 110 111 1 1101 10 0101001010 1010100010 10110 1101101 101 110010 0010011 101 010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 442
  • Average number of words per stanza: 82
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 19 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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 Desire;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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