This is an analysis of the poem For Years To Hear It that begins with:

For years to hear it.
If what appears was not wished....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a aabcbde aXXbaca bafd XeaadbdXXbcecbaedaecXfaca
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,7,7,4,25,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10010 0101111 11010001 10100101 10101 110101 100100 00010 111011 01001 001001001 10101 11001 1110010 0111001 11111001 01011101 1000111 01100 1001 100101 0101 011001 1000100100 11001 00010100 010011 101011000 010 011011 001000100 1110 0110001 10101 1001 011010100 10100010 001001 00110 1010 11001 10101 1101 1001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 221
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 44
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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 Years To Hear It;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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