This is an analysis of the poem Share Them With Yourself First that begins with:

Here's a pad and a pen!
'What is this for? '...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X X a bX cbXX X caXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,2,4,1,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101101 10011 1111010 11 11101001 100101 1011101 01000 101111 101111 11110010 1111010 1010101 01001 01010 001011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 58
  • Average number of words per stanza: 12
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

  • summary of Share Them With Yourself First;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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