This is an analysis of the poem It's been a long time that begins with:

During the beat of this story you may find other beats. I mean...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a aab cdd XXdXb caX X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,3,3,5,3,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1001010 1001001011110111 01111011111110110 010101010100100 0010111001110111 10010010001001 001001 01110111111000 00110001111011111 0110111010011011 1111010110110001 0100 1111010110111 0111011111101 11101011 11100111101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 134
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 50 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, mean, it, to, you, my, long, shadows are repeated.

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

  • summary of It's been a long time;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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