This is an analysis of the poem That's Promising that begins with:

What are you running for?
'I'm running to keep my truth, ...

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: X Xabcd eedbc eXbafXX f ggXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,5,5,7,1,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111101 1100111 1101 0100111100 11001 11110101 11 1111001 11001 0110100 1011110001 110011100101 11010100 110010110100 11010111101 01101010 001100111 11011110100 1100 11 1111010110101 0111101111 1100110100111100
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 125
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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; i is repeated.

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

  • summary of That's Promising;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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