This is an analysis of the poem Not Amused that begins with:

There are those who lie,
With such an ease as if breathing....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbabab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111 01111010 10111100010 1011111111 110111111101010 0010111 1
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 248
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 7
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

  • summary of Not Amused;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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