This is an analysis of the poem If We Just Ask that begins with:
Structured to withstand the blows of heartache.
Although we tremble within with emotion......
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abcXcXbdXcXdeecAAXeXe
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 21,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1000101011 11110010010 10010101 01111110 110111 010110 11 001 0110 10101111 010111 010010100 1111001111 1001111111 11101 0111 0111 11101101 01 0 011110101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 578
- Average number of words per stanza: 114
- Amount of lines: 21
- Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 5
Mood of the speaker:
There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.
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; that, we, to are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, if are repeated.
There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ask is repeated).
If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:
- summary of If We Just Ask;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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