This is an analysis of the poem The Famine And The Feast that begins with:

Cackle and lay, cackle and lay!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X AAbbccaa XXAAbbccaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,8,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010 10111011 110101101 1001011001 1001101011 1001011001 11001011001 1111001 11101101001 01 10111011 110101101 1001011001 1001101011 1001011001 11011011001 1011001 11101101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 158
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, in, none, two are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word none is repeated.

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  • summary of The Famine And The Feast;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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