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

What simple profundities
What profound simplicities...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaba bcaX XXX XXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,4,3,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 1101000 1011000 0110101 1100 010111 111110 10101 010 00101 1101 1101 1111 11001 001 1111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 75
  • Average number of words per stanza: 15
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 19 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in it:

  • summary of Humanity;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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