This is an analysis of the poem Absent Is The Mind That Dines On Ego that begins with:

You are treading on the wrong mill.
And the more I tell you that, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXca D XcX XXbb bXD
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,1,3,4,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 11101011 1011111 011101001 101111 1101111101 1000111110 1111011111 1011111 11101 1110111101 0111011011 0111101010100 1111100101 1110111 1000111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 90
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you, to, and are repeated.

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  • summary of Absent Is The Mind That Dines On Ego;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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