This is an analysis of the poem With You By My Side that begins with:

I can only offer my gratitude,
With a thankfulness...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXBbcXaaaddeddeeXfaaedaXafbcB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 29,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110101101 00100 11 100101 110 0010111 01111 111101 101 1010 10110010 111 10001010 010101 010110 01010 0011011 1111 111111001 011111111 1101010 111110110 0110111001 11 101 11111001 111000101 110 11
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 688
  • Average number of words per stanza: 128
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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; you, and are repeated.

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

  • summary of With You By My Side;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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