This is an analysis of the poem Too Off Track To Laugh that begins with:

The moment you allowed my pain...
Believing that will promote your gain, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aAXbacdddcebbEeeXbbXEaA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 23,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 01010111 010100111 10010010100 111011010 01011101010 0011101 0010101111 1101 1110010100001 011101 111101011 0100111101 11010111 1011100101 01001101 00111 1010100110 110111010 10111 1011100101 10111 010100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 386
  • Average number of words per stanza: 65
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

    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; your, to are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word to is repeated.

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

  • summary of Too Off Track To Laugh;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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