This is an analysis of the poem Irresponsibility Had Been The Main Course that begins with:

With a strapping that is saddled,
On the backs of the middle class......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abccadb effaceca cXdcbXbe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 00101010 10100101 01010101 101101100 0101101 111010 1001 101110001 11100010 0010011110010 101011010 1101010101 10111010101 010011 111011 111010010101 1001001110010000 10100010 01011 0010101 1010010101110 11001010010011 101010101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 286
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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; and is repeated.

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

    The author used the same word and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

  • summary of Irresponsibility Had Been The Main Course;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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