This is an analysis of the poem Permanently Fixed that begins with:

Never be satisfied with just the taste of things.
Know each ingredient and what it takes, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbcbcadXdb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 100101010101 1101001101 0011100101011 110001010110110 001000100101110 010 1001000101011 1011100010 1111100100101 010101111011 011010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 486
  • Average number of words per stanza: 85
  • Amount of lines: 11
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

  • summary of Permanently Fixed;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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