This is an analysis of the poem 'Some' Veterans Are So Ungrateful that begins with:

People who don't know what it is like,
To volunteer and sacrifice one's life......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdcedced ffgfcfXhXc fdXifcX gfcdei XbeXXX XfXidedc chfe caeeiXiiiedig
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,7,6,6,8,4,13,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101111001 0101110111 00101001001101 01010011 010100101010 01010101 10100101 0111010101001 10101101 1010111 101100110111 10111 1010100110111 1010100101100 1011110100 01011001011 10110010111011000 11000010101100 10110010001100101 11101101110101 111001 1011011011 11110011010 11001010101111 010001111 001111011010 110001101 1001011101 111011101011 1011101 10101001110101 101000011011 111101000101010 1 11110111101 00101111101 11101 110100110 1110011111110 111 1111101100 1110010101010 111011001010 111101010110 1110111010 0111101011011 111110101110 1 0111001010 001010011 1101011101 10111110100 101010101001 011100100101001 111101101101 00101000110110 0001111010 10100110101010 001111010010 1001001011010 0110110110 001001011101 1001101010010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 298
  • Average number of words per stanza: 52
  • Amount of lines: 63
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, to, i are repeated.

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

  • summary of 'Some' Veterans Are So Ungrateful;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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