This is an analysis of the poem A Mediocre Man that begins with:

I'm just a mediocre man
Of no high-brow pretence;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXabcdcd Xbbbaaaa dedefafa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010101 011110 01000111 011101 11011101 110111 11110101 010001 11110100 010101 11110111 110101 11111101 111101 11010101 110101 01110101 111100 10110101 111101 11110101 110101 11011111 010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 237
  • Average number of words per stanza: 41
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

  • summary of A Mediocre Man;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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