This is an analysis of the poem The Author Asserts that begins with:

DERE'S a liddle fact in hishdory vitch few hafe oondershtand,
Deutschers are, de jure, de owners of dis land, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xabb bbXc ddXX XXdX bbbb eeXa fXfXcXX XXXXc XXbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,7,5,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001010100111100 10101010011 111101010111101 00100110101100001 1101110010011 101011000001111 1010010100011001 1010001001110100 1101010111110101 11101100101001 111000100100101 011110010110110 111110110011101 0100110011100100 110010100010101 110111100001100 11110110100110001 1110101011110111 11000010010101111 11101011011101101 1101101101111111 11001010101010111 11111111111010 111011001011101 111010010110111 11101111110111 11101 1111111001 11111 111011111111 11001 110101011101111 11101101101110110 101001110100111110 110 111011110110101 111010101010111 1110111000111101 101010010010011 110001100110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 248
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 55 (very long strings)
  • 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; de, und, dat, der, i are repeated.

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

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