This is an analysis of the poem Why Update An Outdatedness? that begins with:

Why updat an outdatedness?
What gains are made with rehashed wastefulness? ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaa Xbcdad Xcbcbca
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,6,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011000 11110100100 0100100010101 010101010110 110110100010 10100101011 1110111010010 1010101001 110111011 101101 0101001000100010 11011 1111101 010111 10010111 1101010011 1011011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 223
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; to, as are repeated.

    The author used the same word why at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

  • summary of Why Update An Outdatedness?;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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