Betrayal Poem

Poem About Betrayal And Hurt

I wrote this poem when I discovered my fiance had slept with my friend. It was a low point in my life, and I was so angry, I had to vent on paper.

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Analysis of Form and Technique

In Spite Of You

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Published: February 2016

Angry
Mad
Livid
Furious
Pissed
At you

Sad
Depressed
Heartbroken
Morose
Melancholy
Because of you

Unbreakable
Strong
Resilient
Flexible
Tough
In spite of you

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Techniques this poem uses:

  • The short lines of each stanza help to create a strong sense of emotion. There is a realistic movement from anger to sadness to resilience. The synonyms for each stanza help the reader to truly grasp how the poet is feeling.
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  • The first five lines of each stanza are synonyms. Synonyms are words that have the same or similar meaning as each other. Each consecutive stanza shares synonyms for angry, sad, and unbreakable.

    Angry: mad, livid, furious, pissed
    Sad: depressed, heartbroken, morose, melancholy
    Unbreakable: strong, resilient, flexible, tough

  • This poem has a strong sense of structure. It is made up of three stanzas, each with six lines. The first five lines are all synonyms that move the poem along, and each stanza is wrapped up by addressing the subject of the poem (the person who broke the poet's heart).
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