This is an analysis of the poem Monotony that begins with:

One monotonous day is followed
by another monotonous, identical day. The same...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXa XaXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 101001010 101001000100101 1010101001 011011111 011011000101 11001001001 1101010101 10101110100010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 169
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Monotony;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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