This is an analysis of the poem Gamblers All that begins with:

sometimes you climb out of bed in the morning and you think,
I'm not going to make it, but you laugh inside...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaabXXcXc XXXddeX bbae ffX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,7,4,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 01111010010111 1110011011101 010010111111 1100111110111 001011111111111101 10011110110 1100101010101011 11111111001100101 110010110001011 111011101101 10101101011011111 010111110101011011 1101110101101 1101011011111010 11101001 11110111100 110111101100 1011101001001101 01001111101111 1111 00011110 111101 1010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 298
  • Average number of words per stanza: 56
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 51 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you, oh, my, your, and, days, so are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Gamblers All;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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