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

With just a bit of rest,
And out of breath to catch it......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabcX XddcX eafXe BacffBacX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010101 1101010 01010101 100101 010 0101010101 1 10111111 01 01010010 0110101101 111111010 1 10111110101 110110010011 10111001101 10101101 0 101101010 1 10111001101 1 01 01010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 154
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (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, i are repeated.

    The author used the same word with at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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