This is an analysis of the poem The Lawyers Know Too Much that begins with:

The lawyers, Bob, know too much.
They are chums of the books of old John Marshall....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabcXda eXfX debg cghXXdghgfhff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,4,4,13,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101111 11100101110 110110111 01111010100 0100100111 0101 011111 0010010101 1101001111100 11100001001 1101010110 101011 10111 1011010 1101010010 1011101010 1010100 1101110 1001001 01001101001 0100100101 0100100101010 010010101101 100111001 10111110 01011101110 100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 203
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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  • summary of The Lawyers Know Too Much;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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