This is an analysis of the poem Frequently Heard Complaining that begins with:

If the same people are frequently heard complaining,
About being chased away from those places they go......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXabb cacXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0011011001010 0110101011011 10101001110 10011100101 0101101 111100100100 1110010100100 1111010010101 100100101010 1101001010110
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 229
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 10
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; or is repeated.

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

  • summary of Frequently Heard Complaining;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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