This is an analysis of the poem Surprise Party that begins with:

The turntable hacked up a melancholy blues
The air was heavy with dust and odors...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaba cXXX bac XXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,3,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 011011010101 0111001110 100101110011 11001001 0010110101010 010010110110101 0100010010010 1010010 1010101010111 111001011110 11011011011 10101101 101010000101 011010101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 153
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Surprise Party;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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