This is an analysis of the poem Lieing To Yourself Has Been Your Enemy that begins with:

Open your windows.
Why suffocate, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abX cadX dd X cbXaXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,4,2,1,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10110 1101 01110101 111001 0111 111010 10011101 10010 01101010 1110011111110 11111001 0001000 1101100101 111100 1010 101100
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 91
  • Average number of words per stanza: 16
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • 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:

    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 Lieing To Yourself Has Been Your Enemy;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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