This is an analysis of the poem Truth Shocks that begins with:

Often it remains to stay unforgiving.
When faced for what it is....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABC XdbdbXC ecdecf eXABCfXfXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,7,6,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10001010010 111100 11 11101100101 110101001 0100101111 0101001 1111100110 101010001 11 11101010101 100100100 101011 11011001 1001 11011011 1 01000 10001010010 111100 11 0100100101 01110010001 1011011 01 101011110
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 194
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (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; it is repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word shocks 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 Truth Shocks;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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