This is an analysis of the poem Speculation that begins with:

The right things done by some...
Does not right things done, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABB CBBB XXbbcc bXdXdbX XXXX ABBXCBBBdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,4,6,7,4,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011111 11111 1101 10001 11010001 011101001010 010001010010111010 1000 101001 00100110 00101010 11101 0101011101 10101010010 010100 11100011 0010000101011 0001011 10101010 11110000 1010100100 1111100001 111000 0110100101 011111 11111 1101 10001 11010001 011101001010 010001010010111010 0101000111010 1010001 10101000111
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 157
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 34
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

    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 Speculation;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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