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

1 I shall not wonder more, then,
2 But I shall know.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ab cX aX Xc XXc XXXXab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,3,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111011 11111 1111110 111001101 1011101001 1111111010 1101010111110 11101010101 1100110 1111111 111000100 101111110 101101101001 110101001 11111011 11111
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 91
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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