This is an analysis of the poem Fifteen, Maybe Sixteen Things To Worry About that begins with:
My pants could maybe fall down when I dive off the diving board.
My nose could maybe keep growing and never quit....
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abXXXcdeedXcffc Xaba
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,4,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 111101111110101 111101101101 110111011110110 10110 1111111110100 1101111111011 111111111001 110111010010101 10101 11010111101 110110011110110 11101111011010 110111110111110 010110 11010110101 0111010111111 010110110111 110111011101001 11110111101
- Amount of stanzas: 2
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 473
- Average number of words per stanza: 87
- Amount of lines: 19
- Average number of symbols per line: 49 (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; and, could, to are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words my, the are repeated.
There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines afghanistan, printing are repeated).
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