This is an analysis of the poem The Man In The Glass that begins with:

When you get what you want in your struggle for self
and the world makes you king for a day...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab acac dbdb efef Xcfc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 111111011011 101111101 11001011110 11111101 100011011011 11001111 010110101011 001101001 11011101101 11101001 101001111001 011111001 101001101101 110111001 111111001001 001001011 1110111011 0111110111 111001001001 1011001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 172
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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  • summary of The Man In The Glass;
  • central theme;
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