discourse analysis “i build walls”

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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 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.
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