This is an analysis of the poem Kept Beliefs Discovered To Smother that begins with:

The practice of denial,
Keeps a feeling....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABCdce eXcd fXfXff ABCceX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,4,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0100010 1010 1101 1010010110 1001011 1001 101001001 010101 011010 11011111 100110001 0101010010 010101011 11111001000 101 001001111 0100010 1010 1101 1111101 11011 1000100110000
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 154
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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 Kept Beliefs Discovered To Smother;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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