This is an analysis of the poem Whether It Is Liked Or Not that begins with:

People can't do anything,
Without some change....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABCDceXff cGhGhGgG gegCCiGXABCDcCCiG
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,8,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011101 0111 11011101 01000101 1 010001011 001010101 1000011 0111 10101000111 111010101 10101010101 111010101 0100110110001 111010101 1010100010001 111010101 110101011011 01 111 110101011 1101100111 0 110101011011101 1011101 0111 11011101 01000101 1 110101011 1101100111 0 110101011011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 266
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 33
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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.

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

    The poet repeated the same word zone at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

  • summary of Whether It Is Liked 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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