This is an analysis of the poem To Make It Shown that begins with:

Today,
Although needless and serves no purpose......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcX dbXeccXfbbbed gdhihicd cfX fXehdd XX iXdgabf X aje X ajXae
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,13,8,3,6,2,7,1,3,1,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 01 111011110 11111001001 0101001110 1001110 0011100 1100010 11100001011 0100011001 111010001001 100110010001 010010110100 0010001101 11010110100100 0011111101 100100101 11001010100101010 1101011001 1001101100001 11000111 01001111 100110110100 100100110110010 011101 11110101 101110101001 0100110100 101001111 10101011010 110 1111001 11111000110 1101100111 1110010101 1 11111011 1 1100001 101011010 01110 11 00111011001 111101111010100 10 01111 01101000101 101011011101 11 01101 10101000101 101011011100 011 110
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 171
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 53
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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, i are repeated.

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

  • summary of To Make It Shown;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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