This is an analysis of the poem Childish Minds that begins with:

Childish minds finding time to play,
The same games and excuses used......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: abacbc Xdabde X XXe XbbaffbeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,1,3,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10110101 01110101 0110101001 01000 00100111 1010 111101010 101010001011 0010011001 11001010010 1101001101 0010011110100 1110101101000 1 1010 1101110 1111010001 1010010 1101 101 1011100010 01011110 01111 000111111010 110111010110
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 162
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • 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.

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

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

  • summary of Childish Minds;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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