This is an analysis of the poem Serving Something Worthy that begins with:

To raise a debate,
Over who is better qualified...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXcab XadXXc bdXaccXX XX XaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,8,2,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01001 101010101 00010010100 010101 00101010 111 0011010 10101001 1011010 111 0011010 01101001 0101001 001010010111 11 110100010101 101010 0110101110 01010010 1010100110 1 1101111101 111 111110101001 1010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 147
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (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.

    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; of is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word i is repeated.

    The author used the same word to 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 Serving Something Worthy;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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