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

I guess I have a deficiency. God never
said boo to me when as a boy I stood...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababc ddcef efghg hXddX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 111100100110 1101110111 10010100010 101100101101 11110011110 10010101010 11010010101 11110101010 11111101101 1011000111 11010100111101 0111110101 01001010101 1101010001 1110001101 1101110111 1111011101 0111011111 011101011001 11001111100
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 217
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i is repeated.

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  • summary of The Unchosen;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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