This is an analysis of the poem Yule Fever (With Apologies To The King's Minstrel) that begins with:

I must go down to the shops again, to the crowded shops go I
And all I have is a long list of the gifts that I must buy,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb Xcdd ccdX ccee ffcc bbbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111001010010111 111100110011111 101100111011010 1111101111101110 1111001011010100 00111011111001 111100111100010 10111110100010 111100101111111 111111111101 111111111111010 1110111101010 111110010100110101 101110111011101 1111001110101010 10110011101110 1111001011110101 00100110010011 111100110101010 11101101111111010 1111001011111111 001110111110101 1111001110101010 1011101110110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 249
  • Average number of words per stanza: 53
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 62 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 13
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, and, call, for are repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of Yule Fever (With Apologies To The King's Minstrel);
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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