This is an analysis of the poem A Little Catechism From The Demon that begins with:

What is a demon? Study my life.
What is a mountain? Set out now....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXbaXccbcXXXaa X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100101011 10010111 101000110 10110101 1001111 10101101 10010101 10011001 1001001001 100101001 1001001011 100101001 100110010 10010111 10111111 10111001111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 284
  • Average number of words per stanza: 58
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; what, where are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words what, where are repeated.

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of A Little Catechism From The Demon;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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