This is an analysis of the poem A Square Deal that begins with:

'Dreamin'?' I sez to Digger Smith.
'Buck up, ole sport, an' smile.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme:
  • Stanza lengths (in strings):
  • Closest metre:
  • –°losest rhyme:
  • –°losest stanza type:
  • Guessed form:
  • Metre:
  • Amount of stanzas: 15
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 220
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 100
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, an', some, we, there's, ' are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words an', 'i'm, a are repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of A Square Deal;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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