This is an analysis of the poem Seen To Be Subdued that begins with:

For what other reasons,
Would one be singled out to penalize......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbc Xb abcca X XX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,2,5,1,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 111010 1101010101 110110101 11110101 00111100 001100111 0001 10011001001 00101001 1001000 100100 11010111 11101010 1 1110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 92
  • Average number of words per stanza: 16
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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.

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

  • summary of Seen To Be Subdued;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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