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

He was going to be all that a mortal should be

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcccb dbdbaaab ebebcccb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110001101010 011 11101011011 011 01111011011 101001111001 11111111111 011 11011101011 011 11001111001 011 011101111001 11000101101 11111011011 011 01001001110 011 01111111101 011 101011111001 11111111011 101001101001 011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 281
  • Average number of words per stanza: 52
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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; be, and, he are repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word tomorrow 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 Tomorrow;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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