This is an analysis of the poem The Katydids that begins with:
Sometimes I keep
From going to sleep,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aaXbbb cccddd eeeffX ggXeee
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 0111 01001 01010011 1111 1111 11001101 1101 1101 11111101 1101 0111 11010001 1111 1101 00010111 0111 1111 11010011 1111 1111 110101010 1111 1111 101010101
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 150
- Average number of words per stanza: 30
- Amount of lines: 24
- Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 5
Mood of the speaker:
There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, ' are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, and are repeated.
The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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- summary of The Katydids;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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