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I BUILD

WALLS
I build walls
Walls that protect,
Walls that shield,
Walls that say I shall not yield or reveal
Who I am or how I feel

I build walls
Walls that hide
Walls that cover whats inside,
Walls that stare or smile or look away, silent lies,
Walls that even block my eyes from the tears I might have cried

I build walls
Walls that never let me truly touch
Those I love so very much
Walls that need to fall!
Walls meant to be fortresses are prisons after all


Verb Form
Verb
form
Example
s
Total Percenta
ge
Present
time
Build,
protect,
shield,
etc
18 27,5 %
Past
time
meant 1
Perfect Have
cried
1
Parallelism
Parallelis
m
Example
s
Total Percenta
ge
Verb
present +
verb
present
Walls that
say I
shall....
1 15,2 %
Noun +
verb
present
Walls that
protect,
etc...
9
Verb
present +
perfect
Walls that
even
block my
eyes....
1
Referring Expression
Anaphora Example
s
Total Precenta
ge
I = me I could
walls,
walls
that
never let
me truly
touch
1 2.7 %
My = I Walls
that
even
block my
eyes
from the
tears I
might
have
cried
1
Repetition
Repetitio
n
Example
s
Total Percenta
ge
I I build, I
shall, I
feel, I
build,
etc
7 31.5 %
Walls I build
walls,
Walls
that
shield,
etc
13
Build I build
walls
3
Ellipsis
Ellipsis Example Total Percenta
ge
Walls
that say
I shall
not
yield or
revel =
walls
that say
I shall
not
yield or
I shall
revel
1 1.4 %
Conjunction
Conjunctio
n
Examples Total Percentage
That Walls
that
protect,
walls
that
shield,
etc
9 20.6 %
Or Who I
am or
how I
feel, etc
4
Not I shall
not yield
or
reveal,
etc
1
After ...are
prison
after all.
1
The biggest percentage is repetition aspect
(31.5%).
The writer chose some words (I, walls, and build)
to tell us that the writer needs to be alone
because of love or sadness
I = the writer often used it to make
stressed
Walls = to make it sure that he/she did it
Build = the writers doing



Even most of verb forms use verb present, but there is
something interesting in the end of poem WALLS
MEANT TO BE FORTRESSES ARE PRISONS AFTER
ALL
(the writer never makes walls. The writer wishes had
made walls, but the writer hadnt)
The writer has big problem which the write keeps it
secret, the writer doesnt want to share for someones
else
the writer prefers to build walls tahn to say what he/she
fells
Finally the writer doesnt make walls because of some
reasons which the writer felt before.