This is an analysis of the poem Truth Is What It Is that begins with:

The only thing truth can not prevent,
Is the reappearance of ignorance....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcddcc X ebX X fcXe X fa XXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,1,3,1,4,1,2,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010111101 0010100100 1111001 101101111 11010100010 1 011101 10101 011 111110 11111 1100111001000 11 110100011011 101101011 01101 11111111 110111011 111000100 1010 111101001101 1111101 01001101010110
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 94
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to is repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Truth Is What It Is;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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