This is an analysis of the poem Those Tomorrows That Come that begins with:

Yesterday I sat determined,
The day before had been in my past....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABACD ABACD aABACD XXda
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,6,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10111010 010110011 110001110111 1111110 101111011 10111010 010110011 110001110111 1111110 101111011 1 10111010 010110011 110001110111 1111110 101111011 1 101111 1010010100 100100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 158
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The author used the same word yesterday at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The poet repeated the same word tears at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

  • summary of Those Tomorrows That Come;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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