This is an analysis of the poem When Beggars Keep Begging For Smog that begins with:

As things get old,
We recognize them then......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: ABACdEX ABACdEX XXX FGFHFGFH
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,3,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111 110101 11 01010 100 0010 0101111 1111 110101 11 01010 100 0010 0101111 11011 10110101 01000010 1101111011 11011011 11101 11101 1101111011 11011011 11101 11101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 157
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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.

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

  • summary of When Beggars Keep Begging For Smog;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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