This is an analysis of the poem Hats that begins with:

I sing of the hat, of the human lid,
The cadev, the tile, or whatever you please,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababacac dedecfcfXbbbbaaaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,17,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1100100101 01001111011 0111111100 10100101101 1100111001 10110100101 1110101101 0010111101 11101101 10100110111 1100101011 110011101 1100110011 100101101 01001011101 10110101111 111011011 10101011 11101101 110011111 1010111111 1101111001 101001101001 1100100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 326
  • Average number of words per stanza: 65
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, her, and, i are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.

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  • summary of Hats;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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