This is an analysis of the poem Only With My Wishes that begins with:

It is only with my wishes,
You get what is deserved....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Abcb AcXX AXbXdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 00100110 111001 11101 11001010 00100110 11101 010001000 101000110 00100110 111111 01101 010111 1111 110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 128
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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 word it 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 Only With My Wishes;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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