This is an analysis of the poem How Dare He Not Need Us that begins with:

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Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abc X dbXef gcacX ddhfX fffefg XfgcXXhf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,1,5,5,5,6,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 11 1010 11 110011010 001001 0101111 111001110 1010010 1101 101011011 110010101 100100101 100101110101 111110 10111110100 1110011 111001 011011 111110100 111111 00110010 00010 1001000 110101010001010 11111010 10111 111010 11100010 1101010 01101 11111 01011100
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 131
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 33
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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.

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

    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 How Dare He Not Need Us;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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