This is an analysis of the poem Business that begins with:

"BUSINESS is business,' he said to me,
As he gave me short weight in my pound of tea....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme:
  • Stanza lengths (in strings):
  • Closest metre:
  • –°losest rhyme:
  • –°losest stanza type:
  • Guessed form:
  • Metre:
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 84
  • Average number of words per stanza: 17
  • Amount of lines: 10
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; he, business, me are repeated.

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

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