This is an analysis of the poem Thank You For That Good Advice that begins with:

At one time,
Your back had been pressed against the wall....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXabc Xdefe eXegh fffiebbd fccbbXaihge
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,8,11,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111 111010101 11110 011101011 1111 11010010 11110111001 010101 101110 101011 10111101111 101111 1010111000111 0110110111011 1011111110101 1111011 10101111 1101100101 111101110100100 0100011 1101101011 11101111 1110 111101101 11011 111001101 0010110101010 11100101111001 1 110 10101011 111 1111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 182
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 33
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you, to are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words yesterday, and are repeated.

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

  • summary of Thank You For That Good Advice;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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