This is an analysis of the poem The Seekers Of Lice that begins with:

When the child's forehead, full of red torments,
Implores the white swarm of indistinct dreams, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbbXbbbXXXbXababXXbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 21,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011010111 0101100011 11101111010 0110111001 11010100110 101011101010 1001011011 1110010101010 11000100110101 110110110 111101101010 11011010110 111111010 000110 111001010 1001101000100101 10101101 101011001 010101001111100 011010001000010 100111001000001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 980
  • Average number of words per stanza: 169
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.

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  • summary of The Seekers Of Lice;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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