This is an analysis of the poem The Married Man that begins with:

There's an old pard of mine that sits by his door
And watches the evenin' skies. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbaXca dedeefbbf ghghhhddh ihihhjjjj bebeeebbe jejeefccf X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,9,9,9,9,9,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11110111101 11001001 11101010001 111010111 1111010111 11101101 11011101011 10100100101 10100101 1111101111 101101111 11101001001 10100101 110100101 111001001 11001001101 1011011010101 101101101 11011101101 111001001 11101001011 10110111 110110111 101111011 101110001101 101011111111 11011111 11011011111 101011101 11011111001 111101101 1111101001 101111111 11101001111 11101100101 111001101 11011101111 111011101 11011011001 101010001 1111101101 111101101 11011101111 1010001101011 11001011 11001111001 001101111 001101001011 111011011 111111011 10101111 101111101111 10100101101 1010001101 11010110
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 359
  • Average number of words per stanza: 69
  • Amount of lines: 55
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (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; and, his, he, that, i've are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word he at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines dies, heart, said, beyond, rest, missed are repeated).

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  • summary of The Married Man;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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