This is an analysis of the poem Mean Spirited that begins with:

What is more tragic than a nonacceptance of truth?
People allowing themselves and others too......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaaX bXXXb cXcac
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 1011010100001 10010011101 00101101 00010010 110111010100 11010100 00110111010 00010001100010 1111100100 01101101001100 1111010001010 011101110 10011101010 0011010100 10011001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 210
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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; with is repeated.

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

  • summary of Mean Spirited;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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