This is an analysis of the poem The Will To Win that begins with:

If you want a thing bad enough
To go out and fight for it,...

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: abbXb babcb bb bbb bcXX bddbXbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,2,3,4,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01101101 0111110 111110 11111111 1110 01001000 111101 1001000 111110110 1110 011110110010 111111110010 0101110 110110 11110011110 011011011111 0110100 111000 111100110000 010110010011 11011 01011 11101001111 01111011010 110
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 114
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, it, all, you, for are repeated.

    The author used the same word if at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines it is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word it at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

  • summary of The Will To Win;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

More information about poems by Berton Braley