This is an analysis of the poem To Promote A Provoking that begins with:

What sense does the expense of it make,
To claim traps are set 'and' placed......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaaXbb XaXaXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 111001001 0111111 0100010001 111001001 0101001101 101101001001 1011101100 001000110001 11000010101100 0010100101001 11110100010010 00110101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 268
  • Average number of words per stanza: 48
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to is repeated.

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

  • summary of To Promote A Provoking;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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