This is an analysis of the poem As It Is that begins with:

If you and I
Had wings to fly -... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabccb bbdXXd eeaffa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0111 1101 111101 1111 0101 010101 1111 1101 011001 11000 1101 101101 11111 01011 010111 11001 00101 111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 124
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 20 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; wings is repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines not is repeated).

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

  • summary of As It Is;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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