This is an analysis of the poem Curious that begins with:

--What’s new? “I tell you, nothing whatsoever.”
--Don’t fool with me: you’re hiding it, I know.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababXbXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ottava rima
  • Metre: 01111101010 1101110011 11110111110 0101011001 111101011101 1011011101 111001011100 1101110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 376
  • Average number of words per stanza: 80
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

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