This is an analysis of the poem Less Intrusive that begins with:

If anyone is still left defending,
The nonsense of their foolish visions......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: aXXbcX dbacdXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0100011010 010011010 0010001 0111000011 010001 110101 10110110100 11 10010 011011 0111 0111100 10100111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 197
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (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; them is repeated.

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

  • summary of Less Intrusive;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

More information about poems by Lawrence S. Pertillar

Advertisement