This is an analysis of the poem That Journey Isn'T A Group Effort that begins with:

I should not be the feeder...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXbbX CDXEebb CDXEbd Xb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,7,6,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010 1110010 10100110100 101001011 111000100 01100000 0111010 00101001001 11101100111 0011010101 101011001 011110010 1111111 0111010 00101001001 11101100111 0011010101 0101001110001 10000011011101 11101100111 1110010110
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 191
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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; to is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word i is repeated.

    The author used the same word if at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

  • summary of That Journey Isn'T A Group Effort;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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