This is an analysis of the poem My Generation Reading The Newspapers that begins with:
We must be slow and delicate; return
the policeman's stare with some esteem, ...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aXbcdXadefXgbcfged
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 18,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 1101110001 001010101 0100010111 01111001 0101010101 11111111 011101010001 111100111 110111000101 11001011100 0101000111 01011100101 01001011001 11010100101 100001110000 0101010101 111010101001 1111010101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 774
- Average number of words per stanza: 145
- Amount of lines: 18
- Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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; this is repeated.
The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase this connects the lines.
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