This is an analysis of the poem We Need Help that begins with:

What do you suppose that means?
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Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a XX bcXa XadefXacbXgXhfX fabha cX XagdXeaXii
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,2,4,15,5,2,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110111 1 11111 1001 111110 111 01110 10 11 01010111 110101001010 11100110 1000101 110 111001 1010010001 0101101111 1 1011100 01000101 10010 1101100 010 11111110 11100101 1010101 111111010 111011001 1011011 1 1 1010 11110011 10010001 1010001 1101000101 10 11101101001 01011
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 142
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 39
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

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

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