This is an analysis of the poem Needing Ingredients that begins with:

Some have a little.
Some have a lot....

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: XabccX bdXXd bXa cXaca
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,5,3,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010 1101 11010101 011011 001001010 11 110110 111101 110010 100111000 1111101011 10100111 11010010001 010101101 11001010010001 110111010 1011101 111010111 0011110101000
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 158
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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.

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

  • summary of Needing Ingredients;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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