This is an analysis of the poem The Hopeless Romantic that begins with:

The hopeless romantic,
Refuses to see with clarity......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABCD eXffggfhXXa ABCDhegeggXg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,11,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010010 010010100 0010001001 0100010 001001 110110101 10110 110110100101 0101001 10101010101001 01010101 010101010 001100001001 1010110 101010101101 010010 010010100 0010001001 0100010 01101010010 1110101 10100101 101101 1010010101 1010101110 011101101 010010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 293
  • Average number of words per stanza: 50
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • 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 is repeated.

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

  • summary of The Hopeless Romantic;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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