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