This is an analysis of the poem Some Lessons You Should Try Better To Learn that begins with:

Perhaps if you got up from where you sat,
You would see and determine for yourself......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXX X XbcXc dX Xbdb XXbX adb XX c X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,1,5,2,4,4,3,2,1,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101110111 1111010110 1010001111 111111 1100010 110100001 000100010 1001101010 110110 1111110 1101 111 11111101 111100010 110110100 1 1111111 10011100 111001 1101 11101101 011110 1 110 10 1101111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 71
  • Average number of words per stanza: 14
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (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.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word i is repeated.

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

  • summary of Some Lessons You Should Try Better To Learn;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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