This is an analysis of the poem Very Little Time To Spend Socializing that begins with:

It takes much more than talk...
To produce results....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xaab Xcdd XXXX cXdd cbedd dfXXddeafe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,5,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011111 00101 111101 1010 0111 11010 001010 1110011 001101 110101 00111110 1100010010 1010110101 10111011010 10010111 0111010 01010110 110101011010 0101 0100111 01011 1101101 0101111 01100111 1100110111 11110011010100 1111110 110 11 11100
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 126
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • 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 exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

    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; i is repeated.

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

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

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

  • summary of Very Little Time To Spend Socializing;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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