This is an analysis of the poem Homo Suburbiensis that begins with:

One constant in a world of variables
- A man alone in the evening in his patch of vegetables,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aab bXa cXcX Xdd ee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,4,3,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 11000101000 010100100010100 1101111011 1010101011101 1001111011010 0101010111101 100101101001 010 1111001 0101001011010 101010010001 0011100100101 01100101100101 111111101110 11111111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 242
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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, and are repeated.

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

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