Hi, new to the forums, hoping to improve my writing of essays, and analysis of poem through help from others and helping others. Just had a quick question aswell, i'm having trouble determining the metre in Patricia Young's "Boys" Here are the first few lines Day-Glo idiots, hapless visionaries. Boys were boys, we weren't particular. Words bunched in their firsts, but what did we care? We wanted the lazy and fuzzy-cheeked, the ones who went ape-**** over girls who blew smoke in their faces and came with six-month warranties. Okay so i've been trying to find the metre through the seconds line I get a hard stress, soft stress, hard stress, soft stress, hard stress, soft, strong, soft, strong Could this be a trochee? Or are my stresses wrong? Thanks alot!