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

Have you forgotten what we were like then
when we were still first rate...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXX Xaa XXb bXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101011011 110111 101110110001 011100011 1101011111 111110 01101111 11011000 111011101110 11010010 110110100111 0010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 541
  • Average number of words per stanza: 90
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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