This is an analysis of the poem People Who 'Assume' that begins with:

~Reality 'is'...
What reality 'does' with it achieved.~...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XA abXbacc ddXdddX X deaddeccXA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,7,7,1,10,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01001 1010010001 101100100010 1101001010 001110001 010001010 11110100110 001001010001 10100100010101 11 101101110101 01000101101100 11101 110001001101 1010001001001 110111100 110101111011 111100 1011000010 101101010110010 11110110010001 111110111 001101010 11100110101100 11000110011 01001 1010010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 211
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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, you, i are repeated.

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

  • summary of People Who 'Assume';
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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