This is an analysis of the poem The Sentimental Bloke that begins with:

An'-wilt-yeh-take-this-woman-fer-to-be
Yer-wedded-wife? -... O, strike me! Will I wot? ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXabbcbX bdbddede XfeXfgfg hbhbbXbf hbhbbXXX ciciihXh ajXjjbjb ciciXhih hbhbbcXX XefeeXed babaabab khkhhXhf aXajjjjj ljljjfjX bhbhXdhd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111010100 1101111011 1101111101 1011101101 1111011111 1101110101 1111001101 11111011111 1111110101 1011011100 1111010101 1111010101 1111111101 0101011001 1101011111 0101010101 1100110111 1111011111 1011010101 1101011111 1111010111 01101011101 1011011111 11110111101 1111111101 1111111101 10111110101 1101111101 1101010101 1111110011 1101110101 1101011111 111110101 1101010101 1101011111 1111110101 0101110111 1111011101 1111111111 1111110101 1101011101 1101111111 1111011101 1101010111 1101111101 1111111001 1101110101 1101101101 1111110011 0101011011 111100010 1101011110 1101011101 110101111 1101010101 0101010111 10110111101 1001111111 1111110101 1101011101 1111111001 1101010101 011010111 10111011101 1111111101 11001110111 11011010101 1101011101 1111010101 11011111111 11110111011 1011110111 1111010111 0111111111 0111111111 111111111 0101110101 1111111101 11110110001 1111010111 1101110001 11010101001 1111111101 0111011101 1101010011 1101110101 1101111101 0111110101 1101111101 1101011101 11010111101 0101011001 11011101111 1111010110 0101011101 1101010101 1101111101 1101010001 1101010101 1101010001 1101111111 0101111111 1101011001 1101111101 0111110111 1111011101 1111111111 1011010011 0111111111 0111011101 1111111101 11010111011 1111011101 1111011101 1101011101 1111110101 11100111101 1111111101 0111010101 0111011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 15
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 360
  • Average number of words per stanza: 70
  • Amount of lines: 120
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • 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; me, an', 'e, i, fer, ' are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words an', i 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 Sentimental Bloke;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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