This is an analysis of the poem This Is Not Right that begins with:

You may as well reveal it,
When the time comes...

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: abcdeaadadeaaXAddabXcXAaacda
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 28,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111010 1011 100001 010011 11 1101 1110011 1111 101 010001110101 1010100 110101 001101 111 0011 11101 01000010010 0111 1001010010 001101110 11101 10110001 0011 00100001 10101 11001010 1010 1001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 693
  • Average number of words per stanza: 118
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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 This Is Not Right;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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