This is an analysis of the poem Ready To Kill that begins with:

Ten minutes now I have been looking at this.
I have gone by here before and wondered about it....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXbcdXXebXafadgXcfXfgdXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 25,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011101010 1111101110010 000101000010100 101100110110010 11 110101100010100 1010011 110101 100100100110100 10101010 110010010100 100101010101 100111001 11101101 0101 1001 1101101110010 01110100101000 1101011 11101010000101001 001 11011111 1001100011001 10010111101001 11001110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 998
  • Average number of words per stanza: 197
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; and, to, of are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Ready To Kill;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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