This is an analysis of the poem The Lure that begins with:

“WHAT bait do you use,' said a Saint to the Devil,
When you fish where the souls of men abound?' ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXXXbbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111101010010 1111010110 111010101010 11110111 11101010111 10101101111 10111 00111 11100100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 374
  • Average number of words per stanza: 82
  • Amount of lines: 9
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; ' is repeated.

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

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  • summary of The Lure;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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