This is an analysis of the poem My Life's Best Pupil that begins with:

One of integrity
Shows he is accountable...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaaXXbcXbcXca XXXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100100 1100100 10100100 1100 111101 10001101 111011010 101111010 0001 01000100101 11110 1111 1110101 0101 1010 1110 10
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 209
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 22 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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 My Life's Best Pupil;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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