This is an analysis of the poem I Just Know This Is 'Not' Your Best Effort that begins with:

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXcXX XcdeXXfX aXebaaXegX bcfbd bcgX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,8,10,5,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110100111011 0101001001 110110 0111010100 1 11011011 11 101010 10101 10100010010 100101 1 101100101 110111 1101111 00110101100 1111111001 01010001 110001 111011 10100 10101 10100100 1110011110 1001011 01011100100 10010101 10111 11001010001 1110011110 1000 1 111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 191
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 33
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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.

    The author used the same word and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

  • summary of I Just Know This Is 'Not' Your Best Effort;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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