This is an analysis of the poem Confronting Their Common Sense With Logic that begins with:

To demand some people,
That they should be held morally responsible...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbbcadX eeXecdXdXXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,11,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 001110 111011000100 10100010 100010001010 01001001111 00110101010100 0101000 1001000010010 1100011000 0101101001010 101111 0101101010 0100010101101 0111000110110 00110010 01 101010 00101010111 1101010001 1101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 374
  • Average number of words per stanza: 61
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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; to is repeated.

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  • summary of Confronting Their Common Sense With Logic;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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