This is an analysis of the poem When Left Simple And Direct that begins with:

When left simple,
And direct......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXbXa cbbXXaa cXbddXc cX b XXX dX XX Xa X a X bX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,7,7,2,1,3,2,2,2,1,1,1,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110 101 001010 0001100101 01010001 10101010 110100101 0010101 01000110 0010001110101 1101010010100 110011011011 001010100 001001001 1110 01111001001 011010101 010101001111 01110100 1111000010101 11110001 10010010 11 1 1101101 010011100 1111111 0111010 1 11101011 111 111001 1101 0101 10100 11010101 0101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 82
  • Average number of words per stanza: 15
  • Amount of lines: 37
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; it, to, one are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of When Left Simple And Direct;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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