This is an analysis of the poem The Benefits And Advantages Of Knowing that begins with:

The BENEFITS of confessing,
To having less and becoming honest with oneself......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbbaX abcXXc babX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01000010 0101101010011 10100001100 100101010111011 0101010 1101101011010 100100010 11100111011 1011101010001001 11101001000101 101001110001 10101001010101 1 010010100010 110110110 101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 222
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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 is repeated.

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

  • summary of The Benefits And Advantages Of Knowing;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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