This is an analysis of the poem Socially Illiterate that begins with:

Socially illiterate,
And using this as a depiction to motivate......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabXcX X bc aX debd X eX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,1,2,2,4,1,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1000100 1100100100101 01011010000111 110100010 1011101010 1101101010101010 11110110011 01110 0100111101010 1110 1110 100 101011110110101 11 01010010100010 111101 1 111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 87
  • Average number of words per stanza: 16
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

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

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to is repeated.

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

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

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

  • summary of Socially Illiterate;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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