This is an analysis of the poem We Are Here To Do And Not Leave Undone that begins with:

I have soooo much to be thankful for.
So many blessings. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ab cbdXbXefXd Xdgcbhb ae Xbhcibfg Xgb iee ggbXfe XXf X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,10,7,2,8,3,3,6,3,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111100101 11010 111110 1101011 0110101 100101 1101011100 1100110 01101 11100 011010110101 100101 1010011 1111010 1011100 1010000100 110110 110010 010001010 1 111001011111010 0111111110101 011 1101111 010101101 111 1101010 001101010001 110010100 10100011 1111100010100 10100111010 11101 11101 100101110 1110101100 010101 0101010 0010011010110 11110111 0111010010 0101 10100111 100100 11110
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 135
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 46
  • 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; we is repeated.

    The author used the same word we 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 We Are Here To Do And Not Leave Undone;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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