This is an analysis of the poem Isn'T That A Contradiction? that begins with:

What ARE you saying?
Because I do not pay my debts......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXXXXaXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110 01111111 1111010 00101010 1111101 1110100100 0111100 111010000010011 11101011 11111011001 1 1010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 339
  • Average number of words per stanza: 63
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • 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:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

  • summary of Isn'T That A Contradiction?;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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