This is an analysis of the poem Just One Day...Away that begins with:

Just one day...
Away....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AaXXXbXXXXcc cccddeAabccXAaae
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,16,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111 01 1111001 0111 0010001 0101001 11001 1010100010 1001010 1001101 0010011 111110 00101001010 1111001 0010010101100 11 11101 0101101010111 111 01 0010110101010 0101011 001010101 111 01 00111 10101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 231
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; one is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word something is repeated.

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

  • summary of Just One Day...Away;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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