This is an analysis of the poem Release Yourself From Guilt that begins with:

Why be self indulgent,
If the act is not a conscious effort? ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaXabXbaXXXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101010 0010101010 101010001 0111 11100011010 1100100 01010110100 0010100010 010011101010 111 11000101 01 1011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 397
  • Average number of words per stanza: 70
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

  • summary of Release Yourself From Guilt;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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