This is an analysis of the poem A Riddle that begins with:
Legs I have got, yet seldom do I walk;
I backbite many, yet I never talk:...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabb
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 1111110111 1111011101 01010111011 11111101011
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 154
- Average number of words per stanza: 34
- Amount of lines: 4
- Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
- 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; i, me are repeated.
There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines me is repeated).
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- summary of A Riddle;
- central theme;
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- history of its creation;
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