This is an analysis of the poem Standing Up To Be Heard that begins with:

While you were chasing rainbows...
And playing hopscotch throughout your life....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xabcc deeXddcc bXcbccede ffeaXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,8,9,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101011 110110111 101010 0101011 1001011101 10010101 10111010 1001001 11 11001010 110100011 10011111110 001110010 101001 010010101 101101011010 010100100111 10111100101010 11100101100 1101010101 10100101110 111101010101 101 0111001 1110100101 0110 1011110 01001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 243
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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, you, have are repeated.

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

  • summary of Standing Up To Be Heard;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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