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

The losers choose,
To stay and remain confused....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabbbaXaacaddceXXXae XX cX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,2,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101 0110101 011001 10111 100001 0010001 10100010 0110011 01101 01 111 001101 001011101 0100011100 1 1011010 01001011 01011 1111101 1111110110 1010111 110110111 101101 011001011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 224
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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 Losers;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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