This is an analysis of the poem Substance Abuse that begins with:

I remember those days,
That seem not too long ago......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdeXe dXaXcabfcf degfafgfXgX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,10,11,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101011 1111101 01011 1101 11001 01010 00010010 111101 01011010 0101010010 1001110100 110010 100101101001 01 01010100010 00100110 010 101 010110010 1001000100 110101000001 11101111001 01001010011010 0001001 1110101010 1101 00101011 110100001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 292
  • Average number of words per stanza: 45
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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.

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

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

  • summary of Substance Abuse;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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