This is an analysis of the poem Double Talkers Feed Poison that begins with:

Double talkers feed poison using double speak.
With a building of a bridge, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AXbccdbb AcdddbXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 101011010101 0010001 010101011 1101100 11010001010 01100 0111001010010 000101101101 101011010101 01001011101010 01001100001001 111010110000110 001011100010 0011010010100101 100011010100111001 0010010100110101100
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 388
  • Average number of words per stanza: 62
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (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; to is repeated.

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

    The author used the same word double at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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