This is an analysis of the poem Ma Boheme that begins with:

I went off with my hands in my torn coat pockets; my overcoat too was
becoming ideal; ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XX aX Xa aX bXX Xab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,3,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 111011011110110111 01001 11001011111110111 11001110 11010101011001001 11110101 1101101001111001 1010 1110001010111110 0101011110111101 1001 11100101000111110 100101000110111101 1
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 113
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, my, on are repeated.

    The author used the same words i, my, and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of Ma Boheme;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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