This is an analysis of the poem Never Deeply Appreciative that begins with:

Seldom do transitions come,
With a subtlety elusive and delicate....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABXCD ebfXd gefdX ABXCD dcbc gcXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,4,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010101 001000101100 111110 10111 1010010 10101 100110100 0111 010100 0101001001010 11001101 0011001010001 1011010010 0101010 01010011110 1010101 001000101100 111110 10111 1010010 00100010 110110 001001 000100110 1111 100110 11010010100101 1001011110000 0010010001011
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 153
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to is repeated.

    The author used the same word seldom at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

  • summary of Never Deeply Appreciative;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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