This is an analysis of the poem Can'T You Tell... that begins with:

People like that should be left alone.
They are so out of touch, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101110101 111101 100100 1010100100 1111010111 111000101 11110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 248
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 7
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Can'T You Tell...;
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