This is an analysis of the poem Whether I Was Feeling It Or Not! that begins with:

How are you today?

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X X a X bcdcab aeX fa aaaddXXX fX geXXcaXgXeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,6,3,2,8,2,11,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101 100 111111 1101111 11100 1010111 1111 110011 1111100 101110 100100 11110100 1111101 1 101100 1110101100 110100 11110 110010010 1 11011111 10010010 1110101 1 11011010010 11010 0101010 1111111110 11010111111 11111 101110011 1111001 110 1110 111010 01110101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 92
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (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, it, you are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines it is repeated).

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

  • summary of Whether I Was Feeling It Or Not!;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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