This is an analysis of the poem Competitor To Deceive that begins with:

It is not that I am against relationships.
I am just one taught to be cautious....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Aa bcbdbb AXXeXcbe dcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,6,8,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 001111010101 111110010 10101 1001101010 0110110100100 01010101 001010110100 0101001101 001111010101 11111110 0101010010 11010001 10010100111000 111000101011 1101010 11101100100001 1 1010001010010 01001111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 164
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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 and is repeated.

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

  • summary of Competitor To Deceive;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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