This is an analysis of the poem You Follow that begins with:

D.C. General Baby A

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a b cXXd bdbb bX Xc bX ee fa f ec b Xf bX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,4,4,2,2,2,2,2,1,2,1,2,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1100100 010 101010 101101 101101 010101 10 1 10 0 1110111 1011110 1010101000 111011 010011 1001010 110100100 10010 11 010 11010010 0111110 101001010 11001100 1110111 010101 0111101 01001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 61
  • Average number of words per stanza: 9
  • Amount of lines: 31
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 3
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words baby, the are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines it is repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase it connects the lines.

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

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