This is an analysis of the poem Staying Not To Leave that begins with:

No one can give,
What is unknown to them......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: abXccX defcefcdXbXafgXXfg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,18,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111 100100 111010 11010 1110 110100100 100001 10001010 100100010 10000100 101010010 01011010 10011 1001101 110 10111101 01100 001 100111 101011 1010101 101 010010 110100100
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 294
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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 Staying Not To Leave;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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