This is an analysis of the poem Dishabille Disarray that begins with:

They don't get it!
He is their last chance, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABa XcacbXb cXXc ABXdXcc AeeXc eXdbe XabbXXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,7,4,7,5,5,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110 10111 001110001 1101011011 100100 1110101 111110 111001 011010 01101001 1111010101 1101 1111 0010100100101 1110 10111 10101101 1011010 101100 011010 1110111 1110 1 11 10101 1100111101 1 11 100110 0111 101100101 11100111011 0100 100100010010 111010100101 01101101 1001110010101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 129
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 37
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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; of is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words they, or are repeated.

    The author used the same words and, they at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of Dishabille Disarray;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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