This is an analysis of the poem You Haven'T Answered My Question that begins with:

Am I a racist?
Do I have the ability to hire, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXb XXaX X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010 11100100010 101011011011 00010001101010 1 1 011 1111010110 11010110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 79
  • Average number of words per stanza: 15
  • Amount of lines: 9
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

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

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  • summary of You Haven'T Answered My Question;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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