This is an analysis of the poem Personality that begins with:

Musings of a Police Reporter in the Identification Bureau
You have loved forty women, but you have only one thumb....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X aXabcXbXXXXcXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,14,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 1000010100001001010 11110101111011 11101010111110 11 1110111001011 11011011111 10100111101 100110111001 11110111101 1001010111001 1111011111100 1110110101 111101 110011011110 011000
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 367
  • Average number of words per stanza: 69
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • 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:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you, have, and, of are repeated.

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

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

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