This is an analysis of the poem Poem (Hate Is Only One Of Many Responses) that begins with:

Hate is only one of many responses
true, hurt and hate go hand in hand...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXcdXdX XXb XdaX cXb bX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,3,4,3,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101010010 11111101 110010100101 101001010 1001 101010010 01010110001 11101110 111101111 11101110011 11111101111 110100 0101001 11010 0111101011 10110110 0011010010 11001 011100100010 11010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 140
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; hate, of, out, too, by are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Poem (Hate Is Only One Of Many Responses);
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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