This is an analysis of the poem Integrity Lost that begins with:

Anyone who believes,
A doing of anything secretly......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXXcaadcbabcadX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 100101 0100101100 0011001 111101 0111010001 100010101 101010011 10011000011 010011010100 00111110100 11010101001001 10100101000100 011110001001 110101111101 110101 101001111001000110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 646
  • Average number of words per stanza: 110
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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