This is an analysis of the poem Social Madness that begins with:

Logic to the winds blew fast,
Leaving common sense corrupted....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AB CCCA AB CCCADddeAeA BABA DddcAXAfAcAfAfA DddCABABA CCCA ABbdddXcaac cCABABA CABABACABABA cCACAccACA DddCXcCABcCAccACcC
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,4,2,11,4,15,9,4,11,7,12,10,18,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1000111 10101010 01010 1011 01010 0010111 1000111 10101010 01010 1011 01010 0010111 11 1 1 00100010 0010111 0010 0010111 111 0010111 11 0010111 11 1 1 1101101 0010111 101010 0010111 110101 0010111 0110 0010111 101 0010111 0101 0010111 11 1 1 01101 0010111 111 0010111 11 0010111 01010 1011 01010 0010111 1000111 10101010 1 1 1 1 01011 101 1001 00111 00111 0 1010 0010111 111 0010111 11 0010111 010 0010111 111 0010111 11 0010111 010 0010111 111 0010111 11 0010111 0 1010 0010111 110 0010111 0 10 0010111 110 0010111 11 1 1 01101 0 1010 1000111 10101010 0 1010 0010111 0 10 0010111 110 0 1010
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 151
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 108
  • Average number of symbols per line: 19 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

    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; gone, of are repeated.

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

    The author used the same words and, it's at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

    The poet repeated the same word that at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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

  • summary of Social Madness;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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