This is an analysis of the poem Along With Youth that begins with:

A porcupine skin,
Stiff with bad tanning, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbXXXXXccXbaXXXaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 18,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01011 10110 0111011 111 10 101 111010101 1001 101101 10110 10101 1111011 1011001 0101 100111010101 010011 100111 110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 448
  • Average number of words per stanza: 77
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of is repeated.

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  • summary of Along With Youth;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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