This is an analysis of the poem I Knocked My Head Against The Wall that begins with:
As a child
I put my finger in the fire ...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abXc bd dcXe XXb Xaf age gfe XX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,2,4,3,3,3,3,2,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 101 111100010 001 01 10110 1001111110101 1011 11110100010 001 01001 1010 111110110 11111100110 1101010 001010 1110110 11101 10101 0110101 1010111 111110100111 011001 11110 1011000
- Amount of stanzas: 8
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 74
- Average number of words per stanza: 15
- Amount of lines: 24
- Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 5
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, me, three are repeated.
The author used the same words as, then at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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- idea of the verse;
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