This is an analysis of the poem Assigned Stereotypes that begins with:

I never will understand,
People afraid to declare their heritage....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbbccaabXdXbcXdX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 17,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1100101 10010011100 010101010 111101 0001010110 1010011101 1001110101 100101010 111010110 101010001 01100100 1010000111010 001110100 111010110101 0101011001010 11101011110100 00100111001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 674
  • Average number of words per stanza: 110
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; to is repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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