This is an analysis of the poem Letting Things Be As They Should that begins with:

Why can't people just know things?
Without the need, ...

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: AbXaca daadef eaaaXfb fgaeeff AgfccfbXffbabde
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,7,7,15,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110111 0101 011001 010101000 01111 1100111010 0101011001 1011 01001010010 1011001 100100 110101010 0111 01010 10101010 0010 01000 0001101 1001011 11011 1111010 11010011 101001 0101001 101110010 001010001010 1110111 010 0111101 101 0101101 1101 110001 0111001 0101010111 10010 00010010 0110111 01010100010 100111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 189
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (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; be is repeated.

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

  • summary of Letting Things Be As They Should;
  • 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