This is an analysis of the poem You'Ve Given Me A Lot that begins with:

You've given me a lot,
To guide me along the way....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABABBCDe fXfXXXaXgdgXABABBCDe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,20,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101 0110101 110101 11111101 11010101 01011101 11011 0111 110111101 0111 1111101 1110010 10110101 01010010 01010011100 01011 11110111001 1111 011101011 110101 0110101 110101 11111101 11010101 01011101 11011 01111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 252
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

  • summary of You'Ve Given Me A Lot;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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