This is an analysis of the poem Regret that begins with:

There's no use in regret. You can't change anything.
Your mother died unhappy with the way you turned...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXbaccXXXdadaXeeeXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111001111101 110101000111 111110011101 11111111110 1010111110110 1101001011110 11101111001 0101001010010 1011110101011 01111001011 01100101001111 101011010010110 110011010111001 10110010111010 01101001010001 11100100011 11100100111100 11101011111 11001010100111 101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1023
  • Average number of words per stanza: 195
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 50 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you, your, of, to, going are repeated.

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

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

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