This is an analysis of the poem A Mind Staying Limited that begins with:

Keeping busy doing something,
Other thinking of yourself......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABcX ABcX BD cXc ABcXBD
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,2,3,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101010 1010010 100 00101 10101010 1010010 100 01101 0110100101 011 001010101000111 1011100 010001 10101010 1010010 100 0110100101 011
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 76
  • Average number of words per stanza: 12
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

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

  • summary of A Mind Staying Limited;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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