This is an analysis of the poem These Days that begins with:

Too jaded to raise an eyebrow now.
Suffering seen once provoked empathy......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXabXabcccaXdbd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110011111 1001101100 0110001111101 1010111 010110110111 1001110110 10010010 110011 010101101 101001 11001 11101010 011110001 111110111 1111110101 1110111101100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 611
  • Average number of words per stanza: 102
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

    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 These Days;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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