This is an analysis of the poem A Pauper that begins with:
. . . and the children's teeth shall be set on edge.
I see him old, trapped in a burly house...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: X Xab cdXeXX b fdbee efcdb agfg XbXd f acX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,3,6,1,5,5,4,4,1,3,
- Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1010110111 1111100101 1001010001 111100 10100 0101111110 011010101010 010101101010 110101000001 1010001000100 1101011 0110001 0101110 101010100 011101000110 1100110 1010110110 0111011 0011110 101110 001001 10111010010 1010101101 1110100010 11001101 01000110000 001100101101 1101011011 0100100110 0011111 1101 0010110001010 10010100001
- Amount of stanzas: 10
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 115
- Average number of words per stanza: 21
- Amount of lines: 33
- Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; my is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.
The author used the same word why at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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- summary of A Pauper;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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