This is an analysis of the poem Fresh Targets that begins with:

In these days and times...
It is difficult to leave confrontational people, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdea XXdaXe XfXffaX bgXag cdXXaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,7,5,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01111 00100011010010 01 1001 1101010011 0010100111100 1100100010 011111 1000100101 1001010100010 1101110010 111001011110 1 1101111 1011110111 111111001011 1111001 11001001 10111000111 111 1111111011 0010111010101 0110 1011110100101 101011101001010 11111111010 111101010 111110 11011010 11110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 207
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

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

  • summary of Fresh Targets;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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