This is an analysis of the poem Back In The Days Of My Youthful Glow that begins with:

Both sympathy and empathy I understand,
With clarity....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdcX bbefd afgc Xhafii gjXjXea hX aXaeaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,5,4,6,7,2,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110011001101 0100 11011011 11110111 0 1101111 1011010100 1011011010 1 1001101 0011101 111101 11101001 001011100 101110111 110 10010010100 1111010 00110011 010101000 01011101 1001 11100101 111111101 01111 1 11101 10101111 10011 00101110 1 100101101 100111101 010111 01001011111 01001110
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 145
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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 Back In The Days Of My Youthful Glow;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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