This is an analysis of the poem The Straw Parlor that begins with:
Way up at the top of a big stack of straw
Was the cunningest parlor that ever you saw!... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabbccdd eeffccdd ffccffdd eegghhdd cciiaaXd aaXcggdd ccbbjjXd
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: heroic couplets
- Metre: 11101001101 101001011011 11111110001 1101100101 110110011011 11001001001 101001000101 11101011011 01001001101 111101011001 111011101011 110001001011 11101111001 01101001011 11011000101 101001011011 11001001011 11011101001 11111011011 11001111001 11011001011 111011101001 11001001111 010101111011 11001001101 001011011111 1101101011 001101011011 101011001111 101010111001 111011101101 111011001011 101001101001 111001011011 11111011001 01101001011 11001011111 11111011001 00100101 001101111011 11101011001 01001111011 11111001100 111101111010 11101001001 11010001011 11101011101 11001001011 11011000101 101011111101 11011011101 11111111001 11101011011 011011010001 1100100101010 111001001011
- Amount of stanzas: 7
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 373
- Average number of words per stanza: 69
- Amount of lines: 56
- Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- 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; of, and, he, they, that, i are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, no are repeated.
The author used the same word and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
The poet repeated the same word you at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
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- summary of The Straw Parlor;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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