This is an analysis of the poem Political Theatre that begins with:

There is a stage of life,
When the connection to it......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbcdbb ebXecaXb Decfcf DbdcXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,8,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100101 1001000 10110100 11011001010 1001011001010 01010010110 111011 111111101010 101001011 1100110101 10010101 001101 1101101 0110010 11011101 010100100 100101 101011010 110100100 010110 1101 010100100 0110010000101 010110010 11000100 1111111110 1110100101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 237
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (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 it's 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 Political Theatre;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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