This is an analysis of the poem Apology that begins with:

Be not angry with me that I bear
   Your colours everywhere, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcc ddeedd ccbbXX ddfffX ggbbXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011001111 110101 111101 11 110101001 1111 1101001101 101111 110100 11 11100111 1111 0111010111 100101 111101 11 110100111 1001 0110010101 11011 11010101 11 10111001 11100 110101000100 110100 101111 11 110111000 11100
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 247
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

  • summary of Apology;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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