This is an analysis of the poem Disappointed that begins with:

The best way to avoid,
Something allowed to exist......

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: ABABBC baXbaXXABABBC
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011001 1001001 11110001 010010 1110100 10100011010010 11001 111001011010 010100101 0100101001011010 100100101 10100001010110 011001 1001001 11110001 010010 1110100 10100011010010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 198
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • 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.

  • 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 Disappointed;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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