This is an analysis of the poem Attempting To Do It Respectfully that begins with:

I perceive what I witness,
As a fact of urban life....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXX XXX aXbb XXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,3,4,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic tetrameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1011110 1010101 11100101010 0100010001111 1111100 11111111 11101101 11 011101 101011010 010101011010 1 111001010010 1000
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 105
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

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

  • summary of Attempting To Do It Respectfully;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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