This is an analysis of the poem Dismissed As Insignificant that begins with:

The only power you have is flight.
To flee from the blight you caused....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbbcXdcbXdbaXXbadaedffeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 25,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010101101 0100111 0101010 000101101 101011 1111111 10010010101 110010001010 111111101 101 1 111101011001 111111011 001111111 111001101 0111010 101 110111011101 1001110100 0011110 111111 100101010011 110010100111 111111 0010111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 893
  • Average number of words per stanza: 153
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word you is repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase you connects the lines.

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

  • summary of Dismissed As Insignificant;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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