This is an analysis of the poem We Can Only Be Proud Together that begins with:

I am proud to be selected,
To be your leader....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbcddXdaaeffcbe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11100010 00110 110 11010011010 1001 11011 11100010 0111100 1111101 011001001 1101010110 111 1111010111 11 111001010 1100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 432
  • Average number of words per stanza: 82
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (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; to is repeated.

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

  • summary of We Can Only Be Proud Together;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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