This is an analysis of the poem Becoming More Difficult To Achieve that begins with:

When an immature mentality,
Becomes an accepted part of one's personality......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabcdcX ccXbaXXe eXfebXf XdcXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,8,7,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 111010100 01101010110100 010111 01010100 110010001000100 1101011111 010110010 00101010001 1 0101100001 01110011000100 001001000100 01101 1110101 101010101001110 100100001001 01001100010 101101 101101 11110 10100101 111010010 1010101101 011100001 01001001000100 00111101 10110110110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 248
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word to is repeated.

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

  • summary of Becoming More Difficult To Achieve;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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