This is an analysis of the poem If It Is Carried To Be Dropped that begins with:

If it is carried to be dropped,
Then the dropping of it has its purpose....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbXabXaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 00010001 1010001010 01010011 110 00011001 01 01010010 1010000 00101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 231
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 9
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, it are repeated.

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

  • summary of If It Is Carried To Be Dropped;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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