This is an analysis of the poem Need Not Look Any Further that begins with:

Our interests have been,
In the support of our common greed....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abccXdddabeb XceeebcedXeeb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110010 000101101 100101 010010110011 1111010 11111 101 111100111 1010110111010 010011101 1111101101 110110010 1111101 11011011 11110111 10111 01111101 10010001 1111111 101010110 0110111 01110101 001010 10110101 111000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 434
  • Average number of words per stanza: 74
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

    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; our, you, to are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Need Not Look Any Further;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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