This is an analysis of the poem You'Ve Been Devoting Your Time To Training that begins with:

You're joking, right?
No one is this consciously ignorant....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AA bXcdXecd bf AA acXcecd FGcFG
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,8,2,2,7,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101 1100100100 11101 00110 11011010 010101 11001 01100 11010001 01101 1 11111111 1101 1100100100 1 101 11101010 11101 1111011000 001100110 0010010 0111011 1001011010 11011111000101 0111011 1001011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 121
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (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.

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

    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; and, to are repeated.

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

  • summary of You'Ve Been Devoting Your Time To Training;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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