This is an analysis of the poem My Mama Didn'T Raise No Punk that begins with:

Let me say this...
My mama didn't raise no punk! ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABcd edXXfg ABcfh gaigXfg gff Xehc bcjcjfgX i X i fX i fffXaX gXX X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,6,5,7,3,4,8,1,1,1,2,1,6,3,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110 11010111 1111111 010101 11110111 1110 1111 1010011 1110101 01100101 1110 11010111 110101111001 1110011010 101 1110111 10111 110111010 0111101011 11101110 11010110101 111010011101 110110 1110101 101110101 01000110 110 1 01 0111000101 0110001101 0011010 1111 10 1100110 11100100 1111 10 1001 10 111010 11101 111010 11 111010 111 11010111 0100 110111 1000 1101011010100 110101101001100100 111
  • Amount of stanzas: 15
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 92
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 54
  • 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 exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

    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; she, i, to, it, mama are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words she, and are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines pertillar is repeated).

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

  • summary of My Mama Didn'T Raise No Punk;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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