This is an analysis of the poem Look Around You that begins with:

You may be accustomed,
To looking at me and others up and down....

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: abcXdeXcacfdeXbXcfc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 19,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110010 01011110111 0101 010010 101101100 11100111 11101100011 11011 10101 1011 11 101 101001100 110 0100110011 010111 011101 1010111010 111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 485
  • Average number of words per stanza: 86
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (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.

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

  • summary of Look Around You;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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