This is an analysis of the poem The Boon Of Discontent that begins with:

Once an anthropoidal ape,
Hairy, savage, strange of shape,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXbbcd eecffcghhfXifXdXdjkk XflmmlXffnXgnX jjXiXbXddddjjooeiiee iimffmld ffjiijbgdgdpp
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,20,14,20,8,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110001 1010101 1011101001 0010111 001101 1110001001 1010010101010 0010101 1010101 00100010111 1110101 1011101 11100111001 1011001110 0010001 1010001 10101010111 1010100 1111101 11100010001 111010101011011010 10101 1010100 11100 1001011 110101010111110 1010101011101110 1010100 1010101 11100010111 1010101 0110101 00101011101 1001010100011101000 1010001 1010111 101000100101 1110100 1111101 00100010001 11101111010010 1110111 1110101 10100010011 1010101 00101010 10101110101 11010101000111011 10101 011010 11101 011010 1110101010100110 0110101110111010 1010101 1101001 00101010101 1110111 1110101 11100110011 1100110111101010 1010111 0010101 01101011111 1110001 1111101 10101010101 10101111101010111 010101010 1010001 0110101 111010101011 1101101 101011 101010100111 101000101001111001 10101 001010 11101 101010 1010101010100010 1000001001101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 510
  • Average number of words per stanza: 91
  • Amount of lines: 82
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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; he, to, and, of are repeated.

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

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  • summary of The Boon Of Discontent;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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