This is an analysis of the poem That Which God Has Given that begins with:

I am not living my life to run away from fear!
No! ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXbaXX XXXbccb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 1111011010101 1 111011011 1100010 1 111101 00111 11001 11110101 101001 111110 111010101 1111010 0010 01101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 175
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 22 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

  • summary of That Which God Has Given;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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