This is an analysis of the poem Never Accepted What Their Eyes Have Shown that begins with:

Something in their heads,
Have them programmed to believe......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab aXcXa aadec efeXcadcfXf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,5,5,11,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10011 1011001 1110101 101111101 1010011 110100000100 101101 1100100 10100110100 10011 111111001 10111011 00100011 1010101 1011 101001 1011101 110 10001 110111001 101101111 11110010 11111 110100111 1001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 197
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (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.

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

    The author used the same word something 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 Never Accepted What Their Eyes Have Shown;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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