This is an analysis of the poem Listening To My Father's Wishes that begins with:

Never will I accept or believe,
A truth that keeps fear within reach......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXa bXXXc bd eXedd Xecc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,2,5,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 100101101 01111011 00010010101 01100010 10110100 101101100101010 00010010110101 101010101011010 01101001 01001101 11110010 010111010 1011110010001 001011101100 01010001001110 0001010011011 011110011001 0110111100101 1110110010100100 100011010 0111001010111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 180
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, if, my are repeated.

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

  • summary of Listening To My Father's Wishes;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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