This is an analysis of the poem Never that begins with:

Suddenly, desperately
I thought, "No, never...

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: XabXXcXbdecdeX Xa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 1001000 111010 010010 111110 110111 111011 1100100 01011 1110110 01111 101111 00100010 01111 1101100 01011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 194
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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 Never;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

More information about poems by Arthur Seymour John Tessimond

Advertisement