This is an analysis of the poem Going Wrong that begins with:

The fish are dreadful. They are brought up
the mountain in the dawn most days, beautiful ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabcdXedaccXbXdXfXcfdXce
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 011101111 01000111100 110011011001 011100111 10100001011 100101110110000 01011011100 110001010101 10001010100 010110101110 0101111011 1101110011101 0111000011001 011010011011 101000110111 01010111101100 11110111001 101111110011 11111000110 0101101101 11011111011 1010010100011 1010111010 10101110110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1165
  • Average number of words per stanza: 206
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, and, you, of are repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of Going Wrong;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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