This is an analysis of the poem Becoming A Brahmin that begins with:

Algorithm for converting a Shudra into a Brahmin

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a a XabaXa b XX a aX XbXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,6,1,2,1,2,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010101001000010 01 1110100101 111010010 11101100111 1110110010 110111111 1101011000010 1 1010101011000101100 1010110011 10101010001000010 010010100010 00101010 1010110101001 0010010 1100010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 69
  • Average number of words per stanza: 12
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; step is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word step is repeated.

    The author used the same word algorithm 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 Becoming A Brahmin;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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