This is an analysis of the poem Not Up For That Today that begins with:

Not up for that today,
No....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AbCCCB AbdddAb eXffgfeggb AbCCCBchXXAbHIccbAHI
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,7,10,20,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111101 1 1111 01011 10111 01010111 111101 1 1100111110 11111 11010111 111101 1 1111101 1111010010 11011110 0110 0010100111 111111010 100101100 100110001 101001010001 1 111101 1 1111 01011 10111 01010111 1110111 010110 011101 111111010 101 1 110101 111001 111111101 0101010101 1 101 110101 111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 262
  • Average number of words per stanza: 52
  • Amount of lines: 43
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words you, i are repeated.

    The author used the same word not 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 Not Up For That Today;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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