This is an analysis of the poem So Confused that begins with:

People today are so confused.
They don't wish to be regarded, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXbXc deXe dfefbX egebX gafXd cbXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,4,6,5,5,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10011101 11100010 1100 11110001 100000010 01010 101011111 110001111110 011101 10110110101 10110100 111101011101 111101001011 111 100100 101011110 1010100 111000111 110111 101001 010100 10101101011 111000100010 111101101 1010111 1010010101001 1110101010 101101 110011010 10111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 173
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, and are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word people at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase people connects the lines.

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  • summary of So Confused;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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