This is an analysis of the poem I Can Not Locate A Benefit Of Doubt that begins with:

I dislike pretenders.
And when I begin to notice them......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbXbX cXXddd XXbcaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101010 111010100 11111010001 1101111 01111 110101111 1 11110011 111000010 111010001001 10101010 110011101001 1 11100001 11000110001 10101 11100101 1011001001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 187
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • 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:

    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; i is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word i is repeated.

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

  • summary of I Can Not Locate A Benefit Of Doubt;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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