This is an analysis of the poem The Maniac that begins with:

I saw them sitting in the shade;
The long green vines hung over,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcada eXeefgfg hghgagag dbcbabab fbfbhbh ib hihidjdj kbkbfffabf gbgblili
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,7,2,8,10,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010001 0111110 11110111 1111110 01111111 0101010 10110101 1111110 01110011 1101100 11011101 0111010 11010111 1101110 11111101 0111010 10111101 0111110 11011111 0111010 11110111 0101010 01010101 1101110 01110101 1001010 01011111 1101010 01011111 1101110 01110111 0111010 01010101 1101110 11110101 1101010 11010001 11011010 11110111 1 101110 11110101 0111011 01110011 1111011 110111010 1111010 011111110 0111110 11101111 0100010 11011001 1111110 11111111 1101010 111110101 11 0 1010 11011101 0111110 11001111 0111010 11101111 1101011 01110111 1111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 235
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 67
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (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; i, my are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word i is repeated.

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

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

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