This is an analysis of the poem Waiting To Dispense A Benefit Of Doubt that begins with:

Doesn't it seem as if those with selective memories,
Are always quick to tell their versions of truth......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXb XcX cXaa cbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,4,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10011010010100 11110111001 01101 010101010111101 110010110 1010001 101101101101 110001100 1001010011111001 00110110 100111110001010 001010001001000110 110101011111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 149
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

  • summary of Waiting To Dispense A Benefit Of Doubt;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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