This is an analysis of the poem Painful It Is When First Heard that begins with:

Painful it is when first heard,
And rawfully exposed......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXaXbX XcbcXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic trimeter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1000111 110001 0110001010 1 10011 0101010 0111 1101010 1100101011 110110 111001 0010000110 01010 0110010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 194
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • 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.

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

  • summary of Painful It Is When First Heard;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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