This is an analysis of the poem They Make It Look So Easy that begins with:

What it is they do,
They must really enjoy it....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abc dcecfffXdX aXd XebaX cX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,10,3,5,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10011 1110010 1101110 10101001 101010 1110110 11111010010 0100100 1001010 1000110011 10000101011 110110010001 00110101001 11001001 1110010 1101 1 1 111 111001111 1101110 10 110
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 122
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; it, they are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words they, i are repeated.

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

  • summary of They Make It Look So Easy;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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