This is an analysis of the poem Answering The Usual Questions that begins with:

My name is Johnny Vincent Brown,
I live on Leicester Court, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd efefdgdg bhbhXici
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 111101 11111111 111111 11110111 1111011 111011101 110101 10001101 111101 11111111 010101 11111101 111101 11111111 111101 11010111 111111 11110111 110101 10011111 110101 10111111 110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 244
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; an', i, i'm are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words an', i are repeated.

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  • history of its creation;
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