This is an analysis of the poem If The Playing Field Was Leveled that begins with:

If the playing field was leveled,
And those with skills were playing the game......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXabXcbcXcacc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 00101110 110101001 110101101010 011011100110 111011 1010101010 010011110101 1 11100111 101000011 01001010001111 01010011 11110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 494
  • Average number of words per stanza: 83
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to is repeated.

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

  • summary of If The Playing Field Was Leveled;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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