This is an analysis of the poem If It Wasn'T As It Is that begins with:

If it wasn't as it is to be noticed and accepted,
The many who oppose would have no reason to object......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Abcde Acebd XXbcec
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 001010000101010 01010111110010 001010100 010111101001 1011010100001010 001010000101010 0001000101 1110100100001 11101110001 1101001010111000 1111110011011 111011101 10101011001 110001001001010 1010011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 183
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The author used the same word if at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

  • summary of If It Wasn'T As It Is;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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