This is an analysis of the poem Unearned But Believed More Deserving that begins with:

Belittling those things that others do,
With a constant backstabbing to defame......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabacXd beecdXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 0100111101 0010100001 11001001100 110100101 0111110100 1010000110 11100100111100 111010010100 10101010101010 11000010001001 0010100101110110 01100100001011 011011010 1110101110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 316
  • Average number of words per stanza: 48
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

  • summary of Unearned But Believed More Deserving;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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