This is an analysis of the poem Not Who They 'Use' To Be that begins with:

The only ones fearing to leave a phase of life lived,
To move on and accept that which 'is'......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaaXbbc XX dX XbXXX ceedbX XbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,2,2,5,6,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101100101011 011101111 10100101111101 11001010100001 111010110101 101001100 01001010001 01110101000101011 111111000 10100011010010 1101010010101 100111111 1 11011 1111101 1101111 1111111000 01 10100100101 11 101001010010 01011 1110 1 1 1011
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 147
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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.

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

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

  • summary of Not Who They 'Use' To Be;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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