This is an analysis of the poem The Risk Is In The Giving that begins with:

The risk is in the giving,
Not the taking of a gift one gets....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: ABCDE FGGHD XXd FGGHD ABCDE Xebebge
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,3,5,5,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0100010 101000111 10111010 10101001 10100 101010 011 10101 0101001010 111001 00100110000 01000101 1010001 101010 011 10101 0101001010 111001 0100010 101000111 10111010 10101001 10100 111110010 010001 0110100100 010100 0010111 1010000111 110001111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 150
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (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.

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

  • summary of The Risk Is In The Giving;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

More information about poems by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Advertisement