This is an analysis of the poem The Man Who Never Heard Of Frank Sinatra that begins with:

The man who had never heard of Frank Sinatra: he lived
A perfectly ordinary life in America. Born in 1915,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXa XbX aXX Xbc Xaa aXcXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,3,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01111010101011 01001010100100101 1101011011010 0101011110110100 0010111110100 10101001011111001 10010101011011 1010001001010010 111101011010111 101011111011 111110101011010 0111011110101010 01010111101011 0010010010111001010 1010100100110111 111110101010011 110101100101111010 101010111101 0100101110101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 159
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 58 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; he, of, had are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word a is repeated.

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