This is an analysis of the poem Contributions Made By Others that begins with:

When will they find peace?
'When they find something about themselves, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a BX X BX cB BX XbX cBXba
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,2,1,2,2,2,3,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10111 111100101 110 1011010100 111100101 110 1010100101 110101110 111100101 110 1 1011100101 11 110100101 110101110 11110100101010 1010111 01110100100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 73
  • Average number of words per stanza: 12
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

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

  • summary of Contributions Made By Others;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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