This is an analysis of the poem Don'T Ask Me To Explain that begins with:

You'd be foolish to think,
I share with you what I have...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaX bbc XdXXbcXdXa dXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,10,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101001 1101111 011101 11101011001010 01101011011 1011101110010 1100101011101110 111101001111 11111 111001 1010111 1101001110 110101 101 0110011 1101010001011 011 0101100 111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 153
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (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.

    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; i, to, you are repeated.

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

  • summary of Don'T Ask Me To Explain;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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