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

I have no time for those things now,' we say;
"But in the future just a little way,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccbbddeeXaffXXggccbbbbff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 28,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1111111111 10001010101 1101010101 1111011111 1101011111 1101011101 1111110111 01010111101 1111110111 0101010111 1111011101 1100111101 1111011100 0111111110 1001111101 0111011111 1011111111 01010101100 1111111101 0101010111 0101111111 0110010101 1011011111 1111010101 1111111111 1101011111 1110110111 0111010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1241
  • Average number of words per stanza: 241
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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