This is an analysis of the poem With Comments Made that begins with:

Why do people seem to take steps,
That are less effective than those suggested? ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abccdeacXd eXcX Xbb X X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,4,3,1,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101011 11101011010 010111101 0101110101 010111010 01 011111011 1001 1101100010 001010 1101011 1111010 1011011010 01001101 1111101 00101010 10101 1110011010 1101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 128
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

  • summary of With Comments Made;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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