This is an analysis of the poem Cease-Fire that begins with:

It is difficult to serve someone,
Who has been provoked by another......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaa cccddX cdcecdee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,6,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 001000111 110011010 00110110 00010101 01010100101 011010010 1110010 001110010 10001100101 1111 10100 01001110101 11001010001 1011100 10101101 11011 0010000101 1100100101 1010010001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 208
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (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.

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

  • summary of Cease-Fire;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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