This is an analysis of the poem Allergic To Those Dishonest that begins with:

I've never followed shadows,
To sit and watch my battles......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaa aab cbdeecdd fXffffc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,8,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101011 0111110 1111110 1101110 11001010 111011011 111011101 11010 1101110101 1010 101001010 0010101 1010011100 11 1110101 010100111 0101 010100111 11011110101 01101111101 01001001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 161
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The author used the same word i've at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

  • summary of Allergic To Those Dishonest;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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