This is an analysis of the poem You Have No Idea What You Are Up Against that begins with:

You have no idea what you are up against.
And yet you have been conditioned, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABX cdcaXbc ABX eXeXXXdcc ABXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,7,3,9,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111010111101 11110010 010101100 01110010010 010100010 01100 10001 1110100 110101 1000100 111010111101 11110010 010101100 000111010 101011100 01001010 101101 11111 111101 011101 101111 1100011010 111010111101 11110010 010101100 1011
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 168
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you, to are repeated.

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

  • summary of You Have No Idea What You Are Up Against;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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