This is an analysis of the poem The Future that begins with:

Give me back my broken night
my mirrored room, my secret life ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXabbXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111101 11011101 0101 1111010 1110101 10100101 1101110 1110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 207
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • 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:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; my is repeated.

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

  • summary of The Future;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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