This is an analysis of the poem Mutual Benefit that begins with:

You do not have to appreciate a thing I say.
Or marinate your mind......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: abbaa cddXc Xccefbe XcXeXfbcfdf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,7,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111001010111 110111 0101101 111111101 010011101 111001 10101010 1111101 11010 01100001001 110 1011110 110111110 11011101 11111 11011101001 0110101111 010100100 11010 1111001 111001 01010 10100100 11001100100 1110100101010 101010 1110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 165
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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 Mutual Benefit;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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