This is an analysis of the poem I Refuse To Have My Mind Rattled that begins with:

I've got my shoes shine bright,
With a smile that shows......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABCD EAFAgA BABABABHBI BABABABHBI EAFAgA BABABABHBIXABCDbBABABABHBIBHBI
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,6,10,10,6,30,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111 00111 01011 1101001010 1101101100 11001110101 10101111111 011101001 1 10101010001 101 01001100 101 01010101 101 01111101 1101 01111001 1101 011110 111 01001100 101 01010101 101 01111101 1101 01111001 1101 011110 1101101100 11001110101 10101111111 011101001 1 10101010001 101 01001100 101 01010101 101 01111101 1101 01111001 1101 011110 111111 00111 01011 1101001010 01 111 01001100 101 01010101 101 01111101 1101 01111001 1101 011110 1101 01111001 101 011110
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 231
  • Average number of words per stanza: 44
  • Amount of lines: 65
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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; i, to are repeated.

    The author used the same words i've, i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The poet repeated the same word rattled at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

  • summary of I Refuse To Have My Mind Rattled;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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