This is an analysis of the poem Observed But Unbelieved that begins with:

We are taught...
A way of life is only acceptable, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXbacabdXccdeceXXXfffdadedbXbab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 32,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111 01010100100 000101101 1111011 1111110 0010111010 10100001 11010010 110110 0111000 10001010 110001 01010001 1010100 01011 1010010011 1111 0010010 110 1001100 0010101 11101001 001001111 110100010 01001110111 1010101000101 00100100010 101010101 1010100100 0101 10111001 01010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 975
  • Average number of words per stanza: 164
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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.

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

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

  • summary of Observed But Unbelieved;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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