This is an analysis of the poem Learned Not To Celebrate Setbacks that begins with:

It's not that I do not wish to hear,
Of your discoveries....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabcXXX dedebXbcXXaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011111101 010100 011111 1010111 0110110 001001 110111010 0111110010 110 1111 1111010 0011010 11011 10111101001 101001011100 10111101 100101 001111 11111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 271
  • Average number of words per stanza: 50
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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; not is repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in it:

  • summary of Learned Not To Celebrate Setbacks;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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