This is an analysis of the poem Something Good Could Be Had that begins with:

Something good could be had and last.
But some are too busy scrutinizing, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXabXbXbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10010111 1111101010 11 001011 101100101 10101101 101 1001000010 10101101 1110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 293
  • Average number of words per stanza: 52
  • Amount of lines: 10
  • 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:

    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 Something Good Could Be Had;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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