This is an analysis of the poem The Authority Of Self Expression that begins with:

Who are you to choose what I do is not suitable?
And......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AbCBD dXXXXXeXebeXXXAbCbDB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,20,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110111101100 1 1110010001010 1111111 1011010011101 1110111 1110111010110 1011011111110 110 11010010001000 11 0110010101 001010101000101100 10111101101 11000001001 10010101 1011010 1011011010011 1110111101100 1 1110010001010 1 1011010011101 1111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 300
  • Average number of words per stanza: 54
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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; who, and are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of The Authority Of Self Expression;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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