This is an analysis of the poem Mike that begins with:
Mike's a Jonah, an out-and-outer
As ever signed in a Hebrew spouter;...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aXbb ccddXeff gghhbb iieeaX jjj
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,8,6,6,3,
- Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 101011110 1101001010 10100101 10110101 10101101 11001101 111011110 1011001110 10101111 10101101 10011101 10000111 011101011 1010111111 100111110 011110010 11111110 11111101 1111111 111010110 111001001 001000101 1011101010 111101110 1111110101 0101101011 0101011111
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 202
- Average number of words per stanza: 39
- 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; ships, and, all, old are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word ships is repeated.
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- summary of Mike;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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