This is an analysis of the poem Masked Behind The Masses that begins with:

Aging does not guarantee,
A wisdom and knowledge follows....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AbC cXdefdbeXbeccee eXdfcccb ededXdd ABC cbXccbcXABCcbd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,15,8,7,3,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011101 01011010 101 11011010 10100101 1101010110001 0011110010101 0101001011010 010101101 01010 1001001101 01001001 11010101001 10010001100 0101 1101010101 10101011 101010011011 010101010010 010100010100 001100011101 010011010 101010100101 100100101 001011110101 000101001011 11110001001 0011 010100011 1100101010001 011000100 010001101 10010110001 1011101 1011010 101 110010 001111010 110 01011001 01101 0101010 010001101 1011101 1011010 101 100111110 0011111 10101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 242
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 49
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; with is repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in it:

  • summary of Masked Behind The Masses;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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