This is an analysis of the poem Precious Moments that begins with:

I would like to steal,
More precious moments stolen......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABCDEBfgc bdXdddX bhXhfgfXh ABCDEBXh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,7,9,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101 1101010 01101 010110 11100101 101001010 011110101 011011 110101111 111011101 1010110101001 110110 11001 010110010 11001 1101011000 10100010 11111101 101010010 110101110001 1110110010 1 11 1111010 1100101001 11101 1101010 01101 010110 11100101 101001010 1011100010 1100001001111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 268
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 33
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • 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 Precious Moments;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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