This is an analysis of the poem I Am The People, The Mob that begins with:

I Am the people--the mob--the crowd--the mass.
Do you know that all the great work of the world is...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabcaXdadbddbedecXXdcff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 23,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010010101 111110110010 111 110100001001000 1111 11010011001000100 1011010111 11111100110 1101111010101 111010011101 1010101011110 101101111011 11111111111 01 0111111110011 1110000101101 1101010010110 10101001011110 01111111111 0111001100101 101110010100 10011101110010 0101010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1213
  • Average number of words per stanza: 207
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 52 (very long 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; and, i, me are repeated.

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

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