This is an analysis of the poem Expectations Are Too High that begins with:

If what is believed is so easy.
As it is perceived and rumored to be....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xabbbb XXaaXXc XcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,7,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010010110 1000111000 11110011100 0011100 100101010 11100011111 11001010011 0010101000101 10001000111 11010111 11100111 110100110111 011 1011001011 101100111 01101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 191
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

  • summary of Expectations Are Too High;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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