This is an analysis of the poem Self Indulgences that begins with:

I've learned this,
About self indulgences....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: aX Xb bX aX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110 0110100 11011010 110101 011100101100 110111 100010 1011000011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 57
  • Average number of words per stanza: 10
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

  • summary of Self Indulgences;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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