This is an analysis of the poem Complaint Of A Poet Manqué that begins with:

We judge by appearance merely:
If I can't think strangely, I can at least look queerly....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXababX cXdXXccedde
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,11,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101010 0111101111110 1110111111 11101011 101000111 111101 10110101 110010111 11010111 10001001010 00101110100 101000010010 100100101 1010100100 00010101 1110111001 10101011001 110101011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 363
  • Average number of words per stanza: 63
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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