This is an analysis of the poem Discreeted Deceit Defeats You that begins with:

Your shame now shows a blemish.
You would like to diminish, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXXbbXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111010 1110010 0010001 101011 11000101010 01101 001001010 10001011 1010111001 0101010001100 11011111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 374
  • Average number of words per stanza: 63
  • Amount of lines: 11
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

  • summary of Discreeted Deceit Defeats You;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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