This is an analysis of the poem Loss Of Guidance that begins with:

Principles dismissed have sickened.
Minds unwinding from fixed disappearing values, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abc aac XdX XXd bcdX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10001110 101001101010 10101110101 1011000101 0100110101 1100001110111 101101001 1110 101100110100 111010 1010100 001010101 11010101110 101010 1010111 0011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 119
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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 Loss Of Guidance;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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