This is an analysis of the poem Meant To Keep Confused that begins with:

Meant to keep confused.
And fed on fear to accept, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABBBCB XbaaXaXX ABBBCB AXaXba
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,8,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101 1111001 1011010010 10101101 00101 010001101 0010001 01110011 011001 01011010011 10011001010 11110101101 1010010101010 001001011001 10101 1111001 1011010010 10101101 00101 010001101 10101 00111011 1 110100111 0100011101 00100010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 217
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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; to is repeated.

    The author used the same word meant 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 Meant To Keep Confused;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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