This is an analysis of the poem Without Provocation that begins with:

Could I forgive someone or anyone,
Who intentionally thrived......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcddba XXXXddc X ec cX fdgf X gcd XXXbeb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,1,2,2,4,1,3,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101111100 1010001 110001010 00101 101001 10101110010 111111 110 11111011001 0110101011001 0011011011 110010101010 1111101111 111100101111 11011010101 110 11101001010101 111111 01101011010111 1111101011 11111110011001 10100111 0011101111 111101 111110011 10101001110 01101010110001 1 11010010011 111 111110 1110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 112
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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, i, you are repeated.

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

  • summary of Without Provocation;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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