This is an analysis of the poem If Both Of Us Are Protective that begins with:

And I know you know it too.
A truth we feel existing....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: ABCC DEFf fdee gXX ccgcc ABCC DEFaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,3,5,4,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111101 0111010 11111 100010 1110011 010001 111101 1111101 101101 1111101 11011101 001 1110101 10010 1001 11111 1111101 01011010 00111 1101 1111101 0111010 11111 100010 1110011 010001 111101 011101 01
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 99
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

  • summary of If Both Of Us Are Protective;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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