This is an analysis of the poem For Fools Like Us that begins with:

There are mothers...
Who have left their ducks unplucked....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AXB XCD EFBB AXB XCDXEFBBbBbBEFB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,4,3,15,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110 11111100 111101 1110 111110111 10111 11111 101010111010 101000101 11111101 1110 11111100 111101 1110 111110111 10111 11111 101010111010 101000101 11111101 1 1111101 1 1111101 11111 101010111010 11111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 132
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

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

  • summary of For Fools Like Us;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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