This is an analysis of the poem Mad, But Not So Mad that begins with:

Though our eye in recent seasons
Has a wild and glassy glare,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababacac dedefeffe gagaafaX dddXcbcca
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,9,8,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101010 1011101 11101010 1011111 11101010 1110101 11101010 1010101 11011111 110101 01011101 110101 11110101 001101 11010100 11010101 110101 00101110 1110111 10100010 1011100 00101010 1011101 11111110 1111101 11110101 110111 10010101 110101 10001101 010011 10110111 11001101 110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 252
  • Average number of words per stanza: 48
  • Amount of lines: 34
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; as is repeated.

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  • summary of Mad, But Not So Mad;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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