This is an analysis of the poem Let's Just Drop The Subject! that begins with:

We pledge an allegiance to a flag.
And to a 'republic' for which it stands....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Abc XbbbdXX eef bgfhgffifX ihjX ekgjdkbeXX AbcXb XfX llXf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,7,3,10,4,10,5,3,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111010001 1001001101 010011011 1 01111 100110100 1101101010 11111010110100 10100010101010 01010011001111 110101010 010001 001010100 11 11011101 01110010000101010 1101101 11110101 01101010101 111010000100100100 101010 100010010100 11110010101100011 11101000010 1101010101101 110101010100010001 11001000101010 11011100 11011 11010 1101000101 1011110111001001100 111001 10110101011 11100110 101101001 1110010001101 111010001 1100011 110011 011001010011 11111 1 111001 001010100 01100 11000 111101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 176
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; has, been are repeated.

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

  • summary of Let's Just Drop The Subject!;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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