This is an analysis of the poem People Who Believe They Are Indispensible that begins with:

People who believe they are indispensible...
Are the ones ready to kill....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXa bcba bdXc XXd ebbe bX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,3,4,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101011110100 1011001 0100010001 01011110 101011 0101 1011 110010001 101010101 01101 0101001 1111 101111 0110101 111 111010111 1111001 100101010 1010111101 111010 010
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 103
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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; they is repeated.

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  • summary of People Who Believe They Are Indispensible;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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