This is an analysis of the poem Questions From A Worker Who Reads that begins with:

Who built Thebes of the seven gates?
In the books you will find the names of kings....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXcbXcddXacb efbd eXXc XbfXXab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,4,4,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11100101 0011010101 001110101 1101101010 110111010110 011001000101 1010101010110 0010111 0100101010100101 001010101001101 1010010010010010010 01010010 01011111 01101010100 1101 10101 0111100101 1001110010 1111010101 1000101010111 110 10010100 11011010 10010011 1101 11001 11010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 197
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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; of is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, so are repeated.

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  • summary of Questions From A Worker Who Reads;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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