This is an analysis of the poem Too Much Of A Risk that begins with:

Truth to pursue it,
Seldom leaves behind......

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: abbccdeddXbbeXabaeXeXaXdb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 25,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10010 10101 0101010 1111 00101 0110 111100 00101000100 101000 1000101 10101 100001 1100101 100001 0111111 1010 0001 111100 1100010 010100100 0111001 010001 01001 10100 10111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 590
  • Average number of words per stanza: 95
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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.

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

  • summary of Too Much Of A Risk;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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