This is an analysis of the poem The Heritage Of Ease that begins with:

Are we so flabby, and are we so soft?
I have pondered the question long and oft;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcc ddeeff bbaaccXeeaabb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1111011111 1110010111 1101101101 101110111 1010110101 1110011101 101001101001 1011110111 1010100101 1100100111 10100100101 111100110 1011110111 1010010111 011101111 011110111 1011101101 111100111 1011110111 1011100101 1110111101 00100100100 110111111 0011100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 244
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, we are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word when is repeated.

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

  • summary of The Heritage Of Ease;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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