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  • Rhyme scheme: ab cdcXedbdd XXcXXeaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,9,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1000 101 111000 01110 11010011 11001110 01110 10111000 011001 101010 001110 1 110 10100010100 100110010 010101110011 111110 111011110 101010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 179
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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.

    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; her is repeated.

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

  • summary of People Are Offended;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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