This is an analysis of the poem Born To Do that begins with:

All my life I've been told,
What I could and could not do....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABACDX eaXabe ABACDX XXaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111101 1111111 1011000010010 101110001 010101011 00100100 1110111010 11110101 01011101111010 10111010010001001 11 11010 111101 1111111 1011000010010 101110001 010101011 00100100 1111001 0101010100 1010001 110011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 182
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, i are 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 Born To Do;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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