This is an analysis of the poem Special Needs that begins with:

It has happened too frequently,
With it done to often......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbcdefef cXfXacccf dXXaXeXcbeeeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,9,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01101100 001010 11111 001011001 001010000101 110100110100 011101 1101 111001 1101001 10100101000 11100010101 01010001010 011010101000 00100100101101 11110101001 0101 01001111010 110101 101101101 1111010 11010100 1000101 111101101010 001001 111101001 1001010 1101101 001000100010 001110 010111000
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 351
  • Average number of words per stanza: 58
  • Amount of lines: 31
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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.

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

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

  • summary of Special Needs;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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