This is an analysis of the poem Rarely Seen In Public that begins with:

Who hasn't lived moments,
They knew contradict? ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABCDDE fabbfbXABCDDE
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,13,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110110 11101 11101 1001000111010 1111110101 101010 10011 110101010 1100101 01000010010 0101 010110 110110 11101 11101 1001000111010 1111110101 101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 178
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

    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 Rarely Seen In Public;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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