This is an analysis of the poem Once You Discover That Is True that begins with:

If you do not awaken...
To make God the priority in your life, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABCDE XaeeX Xaff deefa ABCDE ggXg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,4,5,5,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0111010 01100100011 11 0111010 0110101 0111001110101 1111010 10101 11111 00110001101 1110010 0101101010101 01110 0100010 110010 11010110 11101 110100010 111 0111010 01100100011 11 0111010 0110101 1001011111 11010101 100100101 1010111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 142
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; you is repeated.

    The author used the same words if, no 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 Once You Discover That Is True;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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