This is an analysis of the poem Some Choose To Receive Willfully that begins with:

If knowingly one stands in the rain...
One should prepare to acknowledge, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXa XaXX aabba XX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,4,5,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic tetrameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 010011001 11010010 01011 11010 10101010 001010 1001 10010100 10100101010 11111010 010110110 10100101 11001100 101110100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 110
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (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.

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

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  • summary of Some Choose To Receive Willfully;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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