This is an analysis of the poem The Accepted Effect that begins with:

Suddenly have the facts of life arrived.
With a suddenness that widens, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabXcac cdaccdce fefcBBGHC BBGHCXaaaBBGHC
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,8,9,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1001010101 00100110 1010101010 10010101 0101 011111 11111111 1110100101 101011 0010110 11111000101 1 01011 011011 11010101010 101010101101 1001110101 1111 01011001 11111111101 11111101001 11111001001 111001 001001 11111111101 11111101001 11111001001 111001 001001 10 10 1110101010 11111111101 11111101001 11111001001 111001 001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 250
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 37
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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, your, and are repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word effect 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 The Accepted Effect;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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