This is an analysis of the poem I Wont Pretend that begins with:

Don't you come to think it...
That I am going to be apologetic....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AXAAXXXba aaccdaaee daaXbBdaaeB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,9,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111010 111100001010 111010 111010 1101011100 111010101 111010101 11001 110001 010110010100 00101110101 01101111101 01000100111 111 111 111 111110101 0110110 111 111 1111 0110010 011100101 1101 11 11 11 100110 1101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 256
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (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, you, come, think, it are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words don't, some are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines it, pretend are repeated).

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  • summary of I Wont Pretend;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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