This is an analysis of the poem Kept Important that begins with:

Lives to live eventually reflect,
That which has been kept important....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AAA bcdXd AAA aebefXf AAAXaadaea Xdaa AAXedca
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,5,3,7,10,4,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010100001 11101010 0100101 110001001 0100101101 01000110111 101010 1101110101 1010100001 11101010 0100101 101011100101 10100011 1100111 01011010011 10101011001 110110010 111111001 1010100001 11101010 0100101 1 01 11 11111101 010001010101 100101011011 1101000101 10101111101 01110011010 1110110 11001011001 1010100001 11101010 11110101 101110000100 100010101 1111011 101001110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 195
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 39
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

  • summary of Kept Important;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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