This is an analysis of the poem We Are Converging that begins with:

Wanting to be heard.
Wanting to be valued....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaXbXacXccdXd bdccXXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10001 100010 1000010 100010101 10 00110111 1000010 10100111 100011010 110101 01000101 001010001 100100101110100 101000101 11010 11 000101 101 101 101011101 0100100100
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 289
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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; wanting, to, be, many are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words wanting, many are repeated.

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

  • summary of We Are Converging;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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