This is an analysis of the poem To My Brother that begins with:

It's difficult to live, my brother,
among such thick-skulled blunderheads;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXabcdcXXeaefbbbgagdXfgf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010001110 011110100 010011110 11010101 11011111 11010101 11111111 11010011 1010101 11111001 11010101 01110001 1111101 1010101 1010001 01000101 10111010 11010111 11111101 010101001 1010001 10111101 11111101 001010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 814
  • Average number of words per stanza: 148
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; my, i are repeated.

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

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