This is an analysis of the poem It, Is...Not! that begins with:

I am not surprised when I hear,
That many readers do not write....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xaaaa bXbX ccXa daddd aea XeafcdXf aeXbXbaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,4,4,5,3,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101111 11010111 1111 01111 11111 11101 110100111 10101010 1111100111 1101101111001 11010111010 0010011 0101110101010001 111001010 1010100100 11110100101 001011 1010010100010 0 0 1 01101010 010101101 10111 01011110101 1111101100100 1 1 111 0 0 110 01010 0100111 0001 10101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 122
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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; i is repeated.

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

  • summary of It, Is...Not!;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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