This is an analysis of the poem Dogs Are Shakespearean, Children Are Strangers that begins with:

Dogs are Shakespearean, children are strangers.
Let Freud and Wordsworth discuss the child, ...

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXacdedee eafcbXgge gaXfacdcaea
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,9,11,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110010110 111100101 1011001101 01011110010 11110111010 01011101011 1011010111 0111100001010 11111111110 11110111100 11110011010 110101010010 1111011010 1001010110 010100100101 0111011101 1111111111 1111110101 111101011100 0101010100 1010110101 1011011011 10011101010 01110110110 010111110 111110110 11100111110 11110110111 01010001010 1111001110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 462
  • Average number of words per stanza: 77
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; who, nor, we, this are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines well is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word shakespearean at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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