This is an analysis of the poem What Has Been Denied that begins with:

One of the main reasons,
People don't know who they are......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABCDa ecfbgf fagcghaci ABCD eccfX XXaj fX hjidhc XX kfdblf liXhkc XXdhdf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,6,9,4,5,4,2,6,2,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100110 1011111 110110001 010101 1010111010 10101001 1101 10100000010 10101011 0110101000100 10010 1 11101 1110100 010100000 10111010 11101111 01011100 1101000100 111011101010 100110 1011111 110110001 010101 101101 1101 101001 01010 110100 11111010 101010100 101101 01101010 1011110001 11110100101 10010 11101110 101 0110011 00100111 110101101 1 111111 11011 101111001 1110101011 011111 1111000 01101 101001101101 01101010 1111011011 110111111 1110111001 00110100 1 11111 11010111 1101001001 11001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 138
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 60
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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.

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

    The author used the same word one at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

  • summary of What Has Been Denied;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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