This is an analysis of the poem It Is Rather Shocking To See that begins with:

I am not surprised at all,
That today there seems to be......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AXbb AXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110111 1011100 010101010 011010000100110 1110111 0100100100 1001010 011010110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 145
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

  • summary of It Is Rather Shocking To See;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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