This is an analysis of the poem Anna Who Was Mad that begins with:
Anna who was mad,
I have a knife in my armpit....
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abcdDXeXabf eaggXdfX XcdhfDhbbDXXhfb
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,8,15,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 10111 11010111 111111111100 11110010 0111101 01101110 0111011010 0101 1110 11 1 110100110 11010111 001101 1010101 111111110 110 11 1 1100110010011 11001100110 11010010111100 110010110111 10111010011111 0111101 01111111101011 01100110110100 11111011 0111101 0011110 111011011001 110101111 11 1
- Amount of stanzas: 3
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 342
- Average number of words per stanza: 70
- Amount of lines: 34
- Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 6
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; i, say, me, take, in, and, you are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words did, say, take, give, write are repeated.
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