This is an analysis of the poem To Witness And Not Imagine It that begins with:

So fortunate and blessed I've been,
To witness and not imagine it......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXbcdc XedfX gfffXeg agcaXXgfgfgdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,5,7,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11001110 010110100 1101010001 1010101 0100110010 10011100 11001000 1001101 1101101010 00101011 0111010 1110111 11011101 0110010 1011001 0100010101000 011001100 11001 1111 110101 0111 011000100 0001001 0101100011 11 1111101 111001 101011010 0010101010001 1011010101 011100110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 193
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 31
  • 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; to is repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in it:

  • summary of To Witness And Not Imagine It;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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