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

Transitions exist to get people ready.
Transitions exist to give benefit....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABACB ABACB BDDEE ABACB BDDEE cfX cfBGBGBGB BGBGBGB BbXhh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,3,9,7,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01001011010 0100101100 01001011010 011101 0010100 01001011010 0100101100 01001011010 011101 0010100 1101111101 11010011 11111101000 0101110 11101010 01001011010 0100101100 01001011010 011101 0010100 1101111101 11010011 11111101000 0101110 11101010 001 111100111 00100010 1001 111001101 01001 010110 01001 010110 01001 010110 11001 01001 010110 01001 010110 01001 010110 11001 01001 11111 111010 01101 01
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 156
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 49
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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, transitions, exist, and, many, 'em are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word transitions at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The poet repeated the same words it, fight at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

  • summary of Transitions Exist;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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