This is an analysis of the poem Scrutinized Under Spotlight that begins with:

Living to contribute,
Often becomes a discouragement......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AABC dXd cebX ebaXAABCac
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,3,4,10,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100010 100100100 0111100010 10010010010100 101011001 01010111 001011001 1011101100 110010110010 011101 0010001100 1111011010 010101 10100010100 100010 100100100 0111100010 10010010010100 1001011011 01001001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 145
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to is repeated.

    The author used the same word and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

  • summary of Scrutinized Under Spotlight;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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