This is an analysis of the poem Chosen Exceptions that begins with:

What is it with people,
Who make self righteous claims......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXcc bcXXX ddbXb abXbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100010 111101 01011 11011110 0100101 11110010 0011001101 001000101 01010010 01010010111 101011 11101000101 0101110011101 00101100111010 10001111101 111010 10010110010010 0010110 10010111010 0010110110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 190
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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; to is repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in it:

  • summary of Chosen Exceptions;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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