This is an analysis of the poem Only If It's Going To Be A Show And Tell that begins with:

One day...
On a land you discover....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbcddXX cbXa XXeefXfX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,4,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11 1011010 1011011 101010 1110110 111001 10101 10110 11 111111 0100101 101000 1 10101 1111101 101 1001001000100 1101 10 0010000111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 150
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 22 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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 Only If It's Going To Be A Show And Tell;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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