This is an analysis of the poem Temporary Setbacks that begins with:

Those who do not share their ills,
Or bills they pay to survive their lives......

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: aaXXbXbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111111 111100111 10101011100 101111000 1001011001 110111010111 1110110101011 111110001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 347
  • Average number of words per stanza: 61
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

  • summary of Temporary Setbacks;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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