This is an analysis of the poem Time I Witnessed Others Wasted that begins with:

Never had I wished,
For time I witnessed others wasted......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABC caXXc ABC cdbd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,5,3,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 10111 111101010 01111111 101010100 0110111 110101011 1010101 0111000111 10111 111101010 01111111 10111110101 101000 111111 001001111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 115
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

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

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

  • summary of Time I Witnessed Others Wasted;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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