This is an analysis of the poem How Dim Can A Wit Be? that begins with:

In a world
Where those of 'progress'...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXabccccaccd dbadcacXdXaaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 001 11010 11000 0101001010 111001101 101101010 11010010 101001001 111010 1100100 011010 11010100 110101100 110011110 0010011101 11011111 1101110 101 010010011 111010 1101 0100100 1010001 001101 110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 357
  • Average number of words per stanza: 58
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (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.

    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 Dim Can A Wit Be?;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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