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

Fond husband, ancient settler in the mind,
Old fat spider, weaving webs of bewilderment, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbcXXadaefXfXcXXddgegXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11010100001 111010100100 01111000101010 111110101 111101101001 110111111101 110100011011 111111111111 111001011001 100101011010 1111111101 010101111010 1010110101 1110101 1111 111111101011 11101111101010 010111101110101 01011101111 0111110111 11111101110 101111011101 0011111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 548
  • Average number of words per stanza: 103
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (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; you, my, me, he, ask, why are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word you is repeated.

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

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