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

When did you start your tricks
Monsieur?... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aX bcX deX fag Xha dba ih cjk j bedF abc bi dXX lk mmhib lf l lkm hgj hkXhh lXa jefaX kmieFiXaii
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,3,3,3,3,3,2,3,1,4,3,2,3,2,5,2,1,3,3,5,3,5,10,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101111 01 111111111 1010101 11000 0011111110010010 1111111101011 101110110 110101101100 01010 1111011111 111111100 001010101 00110 1011111101 1111010101101 0100 11110011 110101010110010111 10111101010 0101001010010 010101001010 11111110100 11111101 010101001001 111 1100 10111111 1011111001011101 11 110111111001 10111011 111111101 1111001101 11010 111110111111101 11 0011 00110101 1101 11110101001 001111010011 11110 10001100 111110 0101110101001000100100 101101001010 0101011111 111 10100 10010 10111 101010000100 0100100 1011 11 110101001 110 10100011 110 11111 1011001010 1101000100 1111011010111010010 010010010 1111 1111011 11111011 1100 11101001010101 110111111 0101001001101 1101111110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 24
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 102
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 73
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you, your, it, such are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words it, such are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines trump, blood are repeated).

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

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