What are the form, genre and theme of the poem The Cold Within?

QuestionsWhat are the form, genre and theme of the poem The Cold Within?
Davi asked 2 years ago

Specify the form, kind and theme of the poem The Cold Within by James Patrick Kinney.

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Jayanta Kumar Maity Staff answered 2 years ago

There is nothing extraordinary in the form of The Cold Within. It’s a simple narrative poem with eight quatrains and a rhyme scheme of abcb.

To specify a genre, it may be called a poetic parable with a learning conveyed to the readers.

About the theme, it’s a protest against bigotry and racism, against the discriminatory attitude towards others over petty barriers like caste, class, colour, religion and ethnicity.

You should also read the complete analysis and the message of the poem.

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