This is an analysis of the poem A Busy Man that begins with:

This crowded life of God's good giving
No man has relished more than I;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababacac ababcdcd ebebfbfb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010101010 11110111 1011001010 11010101 110101010 11111101 110101010 11010101 11001110 11100101 111101010 11010101 110101011 11010101 111111010 11011101 111100010 11001101 010111110 11010101 0101001110 010110001 010110110 11111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 288
  • Average number of words per stanza: 53
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i've is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i've, and, the are repeated.

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

  • summary of A Busy Man;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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