This is an analysis of the poem Guilt Ridden With Temptations that begins with:

If I was to choose to love a man.
And a woman does the same with another......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXcba XXdXXe XedXad X XXeXec
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,1,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011010101 10101010010 10101 1001111 11110110 0010100010 0100111010100 101100101001 1101110010 11100100 0100111111 0110010100 01 101101011100 11100100010010 111010001111 1101110001011 110010101110 1110010101001000 1 1 1110100 01010100 111010101100 11111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 182
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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 Guilt Ridden With Temptations;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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