This is an analysis of the poem No Protocol that begins with:

To forgive someone misdeeding,
Is to be shatterproof......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XABC XABCbDD EFgEFgEFCCg EFgEFgEFdD XABbDDcEFgEFgEFCCg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,7,11,10,18,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 00111100 000101 110011 1111011 00111100 000101 110011 1111011 1 111101 1110111 11100101 111 1 11100101 111 1 11100101 111 0111 001011 1 11100101 111 1 11100101 111 1 11100101 111 01111101 1110111 00111100 000101 110011 1 111101 1110111 01 11100101 111 1 11100101 111 1 11100101 111 0111 001011 1
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 213
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 50
  • Average number of symbols per line: 20 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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.

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

  • summary of No Protocol;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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