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

I was feeling pretty religious
standing on the bridge in my winter coat...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabXb acbd eee fcXdX f bghcbgiXhbici
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,4,3,5,1,13,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111010010 1010101101 10110110 011011001 101110 1111011010 010111 10100010100010 111 10101110 0111010 101100111 110111010 101111001 1110101 1010101111 1110101 110111 0110101010 0101 1010011 1110011011001 010 11 1101 111011 1011010 01110101 01101010 10001
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 133
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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