This is an analysis of the poem It's A Great Profession that begins with:

Once it has been discovered,
Where narrow minds are bred......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabcdeebdfXeXgfX X XXXcXbXh X cgbXehXf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,1,8,1,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010010 110111 1111001010 01010001 11101001010 00 1010 101001 1111110 0101001 1 111000101 1010 11100100111 111101001101 111 111111 001000100010 00101111001 11110101 11110111 1101000 1011001010 1010000101 010100 111111 11 101110 001010 10101101 011101011 10101101 11001 111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 207
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 34
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

  • summary of It's A Great Profession;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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