This is an analysis of the poem Live I Did And Still Do that begins with:

Wrong I may have been,
When decisions then were made....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AbcdXcd cbXXbc AbXXcbXaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,6,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110 1010101 001101011 11011100 111100 001011 10100011 1101101 111 111010 0100100100 100111 111101101 11110 1100101 1111110 1011 1010111111 110 111001 01011111 011011100
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 213
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • 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; i is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word as is repeated.

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

  • summary of Live I Did And Still Do;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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