This is an analysis of the poem It Is Upon My Own Mind that begins with:

Upon my own mind,
Do I lay my own faults......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Abcd AXXc Adeb aebXf aXgfg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01111 111111 111 1100101 01111 111001 011101 01010 01111 1111 0010111 000100101 10001111 1110111 00111 1010100 00101010 1 01111 10010 01111 1010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 100
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 22 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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.

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

  • summary of It Is Upon My Own Mind;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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