This is an analysis of the poem Easier To Be Selective that begins with:

Doesn't it seem easier to be selective,
When one's life has been materialistically blissed? ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXab cabb adeb XXeaa aXdXd cbdX ebbdedX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,5,5,4,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100110000010 11110100000010 10010110110 1011010010 100110011110 0101110 01011101 111010101 10001100011011 11 01010101 110111001 100110110111010 100110011101 111001 1001000101 0101010 1101111 10 000101010101 1011010100010 01000111101 01010010100 101100111001 10111001101 0010011000 1110001 110010100 00101101 01000100110 11011101 100100010101 111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 174
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 33
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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, it are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words to, doesn't are repeated.

    The author used the same word doesn't at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of Easier To Be Selective;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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