This is an analysis of the poem The Men Who Made Bad Matches that begins with:

'Tis the song of many husbands, and you all must understand
That you cannot call me coward now that women rule the land;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme:
  • Stanza lengths (in strings):
  • Closest metre:
  • –°losest rhyme:
  • –°losest stanza type:
  • Guessed form:
  • Metre:
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 283
  • Average number of words per stanza: 56
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 63 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 13
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; that, and, they, adam, you, may, tell, by, their, them, i, seen, have, it, for, we are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word i is repeated.

    The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The poet repeated the same word eyes at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of The Men Who Made Bad Matches;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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