This is an analysis of the poem I'Ve Been Doing This Most Of My Life that begins with:

'I never thought you were that serious.'
About what? ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme:
  • Stanza lengths (in strings):
  • Closest metre:
  • –°losest rhyme:
  • –°losest stanza type:
  • Guessed form:
  • Metre:
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 67
  • Average number of words per stanza: 13
  • Amount of lines: 41
  • Average number of symbols per line: 22 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

    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; you is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words you, i are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines what is repeated).

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

  • summary of I'Ve Been Doing This Most Of My Life;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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