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

How long ago it is since we went Maying!
Since she and I went Maying long ago!-... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaabbaabXXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 11010011110 1111110101 0011110111 11110101010 11011111010 1111010111 1101000111 11010101110 01111101100 110100001000 1101010111 1101110010 1111011011 11110100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 652
  • Average number of words per stanza: 125
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • 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.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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