This is an analysis of the poem Down To Earth And Obvious that begins with:

Why is it those of limited minds,
Have unlimited time to belittle and pick on others......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXab XacdX accabbea XX ddd XeXX XXd X d dX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,8,2,3,4,3,1,1,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100101001 101001001011110 001001 1111 11011101011 101110001001 1010110111 101001010101100 11111111110001 11011101011111 1000100010011 101111 011010011010001 1010001110110 00110010010010 1111011011 01000001 1100010100100101 101 1101101110011 1 1111001 1 1100 1101011010 11110010100 01010100011110101 1111010111 101 01100011111 110 1111111 1101 110101101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 126
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 34
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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; to, they, you are repeated.

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

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

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

  • summary of Down To Earth And Obvious;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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