This is an analysis of the poem That Was Part One. Maybe Part Two Needs Review that begins with:

In the meantime,
Save up all your nickles and dimes......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABcdXef ADGXbb HHGCG eh HHGCG gcgX HFHFDFC HFHFDFC ABXf ADGg HHGCg e HFHFDFC ADABdXedaXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,6,5,2,5,4,7,7,4,4,5,1,7,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0011 11111011 111011001 11 01 0100000 10011 10011 11111011 11101010101 11010111 101010 011011 1101111100 1101111001 1100101010001 1111111 111011111 1111 1011111 1101111100 1101111001 1100101010001 1111111 111011111 11 1110101 11 11111110 11 01010001 11 10111111 11 1101001 100111101 11 01010001 11 10111111 11 1101001 100111101 0011 11111011 1110110001 110011101 10011 11111011 11101010101 01101101101 1101111100 1101111001 1100101010001 1111111 1101010011101 1101010101 11 01010001 11 10111111 11 1101001 100111101 10011 11111011 0011 11111011 11101 01111 111101 1011001 111101 010011110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 15
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 144
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 74
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; you, to, and are repeated.

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

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

    The poet repeated the same word streets at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

  • summary of That Was Part One. Maybe Part Two Needs Review;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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