This is an analysis of the poem Incentive that begins with:

There is so much incentive,
For one who reinvents! ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AXXbcXbcdcda X AX dXX a X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,1,2,3,1,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011010 11110 10110101 1101111 10010111 0101001 10110101 1110011 11010011010 100 110101100010 101010100 11 1011010 111 1111 01010010 111100 1010 11
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 86
  • Average number of words per stanza: 15
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • 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:

    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.

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

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

  • summary of Incentive;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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