This is an analysis of the poem Relying On Bitterness that begins with:

Their tragedies are noted,
And documented with flair....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbXddd edafcfeed dcdcXdc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,9,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1100110 1101001 10101110 10001010101 110101001 11100101 010101001 0011010011111 110101101001 10110010001 00111100101 110100010 01011 0101100010111 011001001010 1010010010 11101 11100111 1010101 10100101 00111 0101001011 01001010 0101001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 294
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

  • summary of Relying On Bitterness;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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