This is an analysis of the poem That Was Many Years Ago that begins with:

I was told many years ago,
By a college professor......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbXcXde XafbXfgX cdgfeXacd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110001 1010010 1101000111 110 11110001000101 111100101 111011100 011000011110 1 1011110001 01 1101111111 1110110110 1101101 10011011111 010100100011 1 01 1111010011 010001 111101011001 1111010110100 11 111110101000001100 01011011101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 272
  • Average number of words per stanza: 50
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • 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; to, i are repeated.

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

  • summary of That Was Many Years Ago;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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