This is an analysis of the poem Sabotage As Weaknesses that begins with:

They would love to blame every blemish they have,
On him or her....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXa bbXaaaaX Xaab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,8,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 111011001011 1110 011 101010100101 1100101010001 1110100 11101 1110111 1001010010 1001011 11 10101110100110 110101010100 11011100 110011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 164
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; to is repeated.

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

  • summary of Sabotage As Weaknesses;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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