This is an analysis of the poem Nuthin' That It's Not that begins with:

Your aim to gain a pain to sustain...
Just to maintain an agony to go through, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABX aXa XXccc AaXdab XEXDD XEXDD ABXDD
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,5,6,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101001 10011100011 011 110100111 10100010 111111011 11110010 11101010101 1110111 01110111011 110101100111 110101001 1001 1100011011 1001111010 111001 111101 111011110 011101001110 11011110 1010101 1011010001 111011110 011101001110 11011110 1010101 1011010001 110101001 10011100011 011 1010101 1011010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 161
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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, you, get are repeated.

    The author used the same words your, so at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The poet repeated the same word heat at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

  • summary of Nuthin' That It's Not;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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