This is an analysis of the poem For The Sake Of Being Clever that begins with:

Here to energize and motivate.
Not to attempt to make a quick escape....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXX aabaXa Xcacb XXXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,6,5,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101011101 1001010101 10101010 110110010011 01100 1100100011101 10101011 1001 01111 11101 101001 11110101 111010 111100010101 010110110 1000111101 00110101010010 1010101101011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 155
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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 is repeated.

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

  • summary of For The Sake Of Being Clever;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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