This is an analysis of the poem A Meeting Of Acceptable Standards that begins with:

The only people heard 'continually' expressing,
Their entitlements expected have been neglected......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbbdbd XXXcdacb XX efafeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,2,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101011000010 1010001010010 1101101 1111100111 0010111001 10110100 010001110101 11110101111 101010010100 10101101100 111001010101 10100001001 00100010010 0101110 0001000110010100 010111000010 1 11101101100 100010011010 110 110000010 01101001010 11011 1110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 237
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; have, to are repeated.

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

  • summary of A Meeting Of Acceptable Standards;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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