This is an analysis of the poem Stay Away From These People that begins with:

Anytime someone says...
They are accomodating you, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXbb ccc cdcXXda
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,3,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 101111 11100001 11110 1101101 111110 11101111001 10101010 1101010010 10101010101 0111001010 101011101 110010 1010110 101101 00111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 160
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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.

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

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

  • summary of Stay Away From These People;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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