This is an analysis of the poem Do Your Best Even Better that begins with:

Never stop to think your best is enough.
Always do your very best to then step up....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aBaCDADA ccccdXBdCDADA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,13,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010111001 11111010111 1010111001 11101111010 0010001 00101 0010001 00101 10101111010 10111111010 0110111010 00100010 11101010 11111010111 110110100010 11101111010 0010001 00101 0010001 00101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 234
  • Average number of words per stanza: 45
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • 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; best, to, your, better are repeated.

    The author used the same word never at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

  • summary of Do Your Best Even Better;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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