This is an analysis of the poem Not Impressed By My Own Progress that begins with:

Could I afford 'not' to be happy?
After experiencing doses of it? ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXcdXbe adeXceXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110110010 10010001000 11111010 11010101100 0010101011 1011011100 111 101011001101001 1010001101100 1100010100111 10101101010101010 1011001 0100011000010101 1110101 11001001011101 1110111111001000
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 336
  • Average number of words per stanza: 56
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

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  • summary of Not Impressed By My Own Progress;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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