This is an analysis of the poem I Am Wishing For Something Other Than This that begins with:

Because I made decisions,
To release and free myself of tensions....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AAX aXXa AAbcb cXbd Xdbabba eXeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,4,5,4,7,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0111010 0011111010 11011111010 111110100111 11111101110 1111101101 110 0111010 0011111010 01011 0101100 1110110001 111101111 111111 11100100 111 111011 0111111 11101101010 10010110 0010 010010100011 01001010 1001 111 1101 001010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 139
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; i is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word i is repeated.

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

  • summary of I Am Wishing For Something Other Than This;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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