This is an analysis of the poem 2 Futilists that begins with:

Even if the mountain I climbed
Proved to be merely a duncecap It...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXX XcbXdX XacdbX XeebXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10001011 1001001000 11011001 111011 010101 111010 1010110 11100 101101 1111 01101100 10101 11110 110010 01011 10001 010101 11011 111 111 01110 1101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 103
  • Average number of words per stanza: 20
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 22 (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 2 Futilists;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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