This is an analysis of the poem In Total Agreement that begins with:

Their homes are destroyed.
Their resources are taken away! ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXbcXbbdeXdcfeabbf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101 110011001 110001010 11110001 10101010 11011010100 110 0101011 1000101110 1101110111111 10101110010 101 100101010010 1111100100110 1110101111 11101011110 0100101101 0100100 1001 1101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 710
  • Average number of words per stanza: 110
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; their is repeated.

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

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

  • summary of In Total Agreement;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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