This is an analysis of the poem Not Even For A Hasty Taste that begins with:

I understand your game too well.
And I don't want to play it....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXba Xcbab abcdXb adXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,6,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011111 1111010 111101000101 1101101 01101 1111110 11001 10011 11110101 1010010110 1111100010 0111100101 10111 001010 0100111101 11011001 11010101 01010010 01010101 0011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 146
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (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.

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

  • summary of Not Even For A Hasty Taste;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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