This is an analysis of the poem I And Thou that begins with:

Must we cultivate our kindness? Can we
book a fellow-feeling for the sake of the fellow,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXbaXaXXbXXbba
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 1110111011 1010101010010 10111101001000 11110111011 10010011001111 10101010110010 111100011111 11101101110 10010101010110 010001001111001 1010011001111 111110111111 0111111010101 110010100111 11100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 730
  • Average number of words per stanza: 134
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (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 is repeated.

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  • summary of I And Thou;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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