This is an analysis of the poem The Mooch O' Life that begins with:

This ev'nin' I was sittin' wiv Doreen,
Peaceful an' 'appy wiv the day's work done,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaa bbaa cdcX eXff eXeX gXhh ijij ffbX gbgX iihX hhbb dcdc kkhh iaia bbhh ibib aagg Xcfc gXaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0101110101 1011010111 1010010101 0101000101 0101110101 1001011101 0101010101 0111111101 1111111101 1111110101 0101110111 111100111111 1011010111 1111011111 1111110101 1101000001 1111111111 01010011010 0100010001 1100101010101 1111010011 0101010111 1111010101 1001110001 1011010101 1000100101 0111010101 0111110101 1101110001 0110101101 1101011101 1111111101 1100110101 1101011101 1101000111 1101010101 1100111101 0111000111 1111000111 1101011100 1111010111 0101011101 1111110101 1101010111 11011101001 1101010101 1111111111 1110110111 1101110101 1100010101 1101110001 1101111111 1011010111 1001000111 1100011011 1001110011 1011011101 11000111111 1001010101 0101110101 1111010101 1111010111 1111010011 1101011101 1111101111 01000010101 1111101111 0111010111 1011010010 0111011001 1101111101 1101111101 1011000111 1101010111 0101111111 1011011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 19
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 176
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 76
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; another, an', yeh, i are repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of The Mooch O' Life;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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