This is an analysis of the poem 'Should I Do That With Or Without Embellishment? ' that begins with:

How many grains of sand,
Are there on every beach on Earth....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XX X Xa Xa aX X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,1,2,2,2,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101 111100111 110010011010 111101 111011101011 1 11011110110 01011111 110101111 1111010101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 58
  • Average number of words per stanza: 12
  • Amount of lines: 10
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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.

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

  • summary of 'Should I Do That With Or Without Embellishment? ';
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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