This is an analysis of the poem People Will Claim They Do Not Know that begins with:

People refuse to believe,
They get back what others receive....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AABC ddedXd FgFeg AABCeFedcge fXfXffd FFDFFXFFDFF
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,6,5,11,7,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001001 11111001 100101 0010011 1010001 011001100 1 0110101 1100010 1010001100 10011111 1110101 10011111 1010011 0001010 1001001 11111001 100101 0010011 1 10011111 10100111 101010011 001001100 11010001 1110011 1100101 01010101 1100101 011011011 1 100101 010011 10011111 11 11010 10011111 11 10011111 11 11010 10011111 11
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 164
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 43
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to is repeated.

    The author used the same word people at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The poet repeated the same word do at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

  • summary of People Will Claim They Do Not Know;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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