This is an analysis of the poem Don'T Say Oops Or Stay Mute that begins with:

Because you don't sit drinking vodka,
With a twist of lemon peel....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABCDEB FGBHI BHI JGEK Xjk kL JGEK ABCDEB FGBHI BHI JGEKXkkL
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,5,3,4,3,2,4,6,5,3,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011111010 0010101 101010 10101 11 11 1100010 11010111 1101111 01010 1111101 1101111 01010 1111101 111 111 1101 11101 11011110 001 11111 11011011 1111110101 111 111 1101 11101 011111010 0010101 101010 10101 11 11 1100010 11010111 1101111 01010 1111101 1101111 01010 1111101 111 111 1101 11101 1101 1011 1111110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 93
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i is repeated.

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

    The author used the same words i, don't at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The poet repeated the same word take at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of Don'T Say Oops Or Stay Mute;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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