This is an analysis of the poem It Would Be Neat If With The New Year that begins with:

for Miguel
It would be neat if with the New Year...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X aabcddXd b eXXcXbefXXXddcf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,8,1,15,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101 010100011 1111100010011 1100100111011 11100011111001 1111010010111 11111 011100110 111111011110101001 11100011111011 101011 1100110000100100 1111101010 101111010111010 110011010010101 1111110101001001 110111111011111 1 10100111 111111110 11100011110 1110010011111 111111011 11011010101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 236
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • 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; in, my, i are repeated.

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

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

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  • history of its creation;
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