This is an analysis of the poem Enter Without So Much As Knocking that begins with:

Memento, homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris.
Blink, blink. HOSPITAL. SILENCE....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X abbXcdefXfbbg hdbeiiXjjbj cklglbmak cankbmfoncXe ogjk XahakhaXaXl fXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,13,11,9,12,4,11,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010101101101001000 1111010 11110001100 10111111 10101101 01010111101011 1011001010101 011 011101001 10100011110010 101101110010 1010011110010 1010010101101 110100101 1110 101101111110 00011101011110 111111 1110111 10110011 1001110010 01111111 00101111 11001110111 110011101111 1101101101111 100111010101011 111101010111 101001010111 010100110101 1010101011001 11110101011110 1000101001111010 1101110100100011 1011011110100 101011001010 10101101000 1111101111101 1001011111001 01011101011001 1010101011011 10101111010 101000101001 10011100110101 1011111010101 1111111 11010 11110111 110111101111 1110110 1001100 0010111101 101110110100 10111011011111 0110101010010 10011100 111001010100 10010001101011000 101101011110 11110101000 11101101 1111111000 11101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 403
  • Average number of words per stanza: 71
  • Amount of lines: 65
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; in, hello, beep, to, and are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines no, beep are repeated).

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  • summary of Enter Without So Much As Knocking;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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