This is an analysis of the poem I Know It 'Aint' Been That Easy that begins with:

I know it 'aint' been that easy...
Cash strapped, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABC AbXX ABB AcC ABB ACCBCDE aBAB ACCBCDE CCBCDE ABB ABC ABB ABCX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,4,3,3,3,7,4,7,6,3,3,3,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010110 11 1111 11010110 1011 110 0100111 11010110 11 11 11010110 1001 10101 11010110 11 11 11010110 1001 1111 1011 10101 10011001 110 111010110 1111 11010110 1111 11010110 1001 1111 1011 10101 10011001 110 1001 1111 1011 10101 10011001 110 11010110 11 11 11010110 11 1111 11010110 11 11 11010110 11 1111 1001110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 92
  • Average number of words per stanza: 17
  • Amount of lines: 53
  • Average number of symbols per line: 22 (very short strings)
  • 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; that is repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word manage at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

  • summary of I Know It 'Aint' Been That Easy;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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