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

Not to say what everyone else was saying
not to believe what everyone else believed...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbabb aXaba
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10111011110 10011101101 101110100 100111011110 10011101101 10101110100 1010111010 110111100111110 0101101 10110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 126
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 10
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, what, not, everyone, else are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words not, then are repeated.

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

  • summary of Different;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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