This is an analysis of the poem Transitions that begins with:

Transitions don't await and sit.
Nor are surveys taken, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AbXaBbXCX ABaB XCbaBbB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,4,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010111 110110 00101010 0010001 10101001 1101 10111 00100 10 01010111 110 01011010001 110 10111 00100 010 11010101011001 10101001 11101 110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 166
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (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 Transitions;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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