This is an analysis of the poem Not One To Bring That Up! that begins with:

Well look at you!
I haven't seen you...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabXXXacbddeXcbffeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 19,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111 11011 101111 01101001010 10110111 110 0001111001 1110100 010 10 110 11100 1001 1111 10100111 01010111 11110111 1111 1010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 474
  • Average number of words per stanza: 85
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

    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; you is repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines you is repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase you connects the lines.

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

  • summary of Not One To Bring That Up!;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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