This is an analysis of the poem That 'Rubbing' Done That Has Appalled You that begins with:

If you really want to feel offended by anything done,
To you that is believed is directed....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaaaXabX ccacabaX dX daX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,2,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011010101011011 0110010010 01010 110010101011 1111111011 101101011 1111 11011 1 0110111011 011101 0110100010001 10101011110010 0111110001 10110010101011 11111101001011 01111 10101001010 1011011101001 1010001001001 11110100101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 212
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word by is repeated.

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

  • summary of That 'Rubbing' Done That Has Appalled You;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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