This is an analysis of the poem The Indifferent that begins with:

Never more will I protest,
To love a woman but in jest:... full text

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: aabbaa aaccdd eeffgg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010101 01010101 1111001 1011101 1010101 1010101 1101101 0010111 1110101 1001101 1110011 1000101 11111110 01101010 1010111 1011111 1111111 1110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 179
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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