“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 what’s 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 Examples Total Present time Build, protect, shield, etc 18 Past time meant 1 Perfect Have cried 1 Parallelism Percentage Parallelism Examples Total Percentage 27,5 % Verb present + verb present Walls that say I shall.... 1 Noun + verb present Walls that protect, etc... 9 Verb present + perfect Walls that even block my eyes.... 1 15,2 % Referring Expression Anaphora Examples Total I = me I could walls, walls that never let me truly touch 1 My = I Walls that even block my eyes from the tears I might have cried 1 Repetition Precentage Repetition Examples Total 2.7 % I I build, I shall, I feel, I build, etc 7 Walls I build walls, Walls that shield, etc 13 Build I build walls 3 Percentage 31.5 % Ellipsis Ellipsis Example Walls that say I shall not yield or revel = walls that say I shall not yield or I shall revel Total 1 Conjunction Percentage Conjunction Examples Total Percentage 1.4 % That Walls that protect, walls that shield, etc 9 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 20.6 % • 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 writer’s 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 hadn’t) • The writer has big problem which the write keeps it secret, the writer doesn’t want to share for someone’s else • the writer prefers to build walls tahn to say what he/she fells • Finally the writer doesn’t make walls because of some reasons which the writer felt before.