This is an analysis of the poem Let Them Suckers Drown that begins with:

You may have no dialogue...
And one conversation....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabbcdedXbfgbhc heXXcfXXdgg X f X gbfg aX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,11,1,1,1,4,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111101 111010 11100101000 01111 0101 01 01101 1110110 0010110110 11110111 111011 1101011111 1100010101111 0110 11111100 1111010110 1011011 111001101100 1111010100111 110 1011011 1101111010111 1010101101 01010 1111 001011010101 10101 1011 10101 010101011 1111110010 11101 1111 10101 110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 152
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 35
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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 speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you, i, of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, and are repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase you connects the lines.

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

  • summary of Let Them Suckers Drown;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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