This is an analysis of the poem Reasons For Its Importance that begins with:

If people were as honest as they claim to be,
Hypocrisy wouldn't exist as such a challenge......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXa XXaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 010011011100 0100100111010 0011010110100 00010 1101001010101 10010101001010 00101000010101011 1010110011010010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 186
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; as, to are repeated.

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

  • summary of Reasons For Its Importance;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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