This is an analysis of the poem Living Happily Ever After that begins with:

We used to strike sparks
off each other....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: abcXXX cdefecfbfbba ebaaeXB bfXbaXddBbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,12,7,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011 1110 1111 111 011001 1101 1111 11 001101 1011 1011 1011 111 1010 101 10101100 1111010 011 1110001 1001110 0110011 001001 0010111 111101 01110 11101001010 1010 0110100 110110 1101 1010 111 01110 0101110 1010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 145
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 35
  • 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; of, my are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, my are repeated.

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

  • summary of Living Happily Ever After;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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