This is an analysis of the poem There Is Something About Living It that begins with:

I know how life works.
There is something about living it, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABCAD AeXdd ABCAD XXeXae
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111 101001100 0100110101010 11100100 01111000100100 11111 1001011001 0101001 0100100 1010010000100100 11111 101001100 0100110101010 11100100 01111000100100 1110110111 1100010101101001 11111010010 110011101 111001111 1100101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 205
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to is repeated.

    The author used the same word i 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 There Is Something About Living It;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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