This is an analysis of the poem Limitation And Its Kept Performance that begins with:

It does not matter the color of faces,
Presented to represent a window dressed progress....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xab aXc dcadcb X XbbaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,6,1,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 01110010010 0100101010111 011100110101 0111011011 010010100 000100001 11001 00101010100001 00100111 10010010101 11111011101 101010101001010 1101001101000 11100101 101000101001 111000101000 0001000100010 11010101100
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 153
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; it, not, matter, and are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word it 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 Limitation And Its Kept Performance;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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