This is an analysis of the poem Pushing Up A Wealth Of Useless Egos that begins with:

You need to mind 'your' business!
And 'you' need to mind your business......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabcXXdXdXdbc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101110 11101110 10101100101 1 10110101 010110010 010111 01011101 0101111 1101110100001 1 1010101010 111111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 418
  • Average number of words per stanza: 74
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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; business is repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Pushing Up A Wealth Of Useless Egos;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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