This is an analysis of the poem If It Was Not Concerning Them that begins with:

How can one be detached,
From their own feelings? ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdecb e dffXaee deaXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,1,7,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111001 01110 111101 111010 0001 11 1001011110 11111101 11111110101 110100 1111101 011100 101010001 110001 1100101 1111011001010 101011010010010 111111111 00110100 11101110011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 163
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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.

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

  • summary of If It Was Not Concerning Them;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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