This is an analysis of the poem Dumb, Stubborn And Young that begins with:

When the printed money ends.
Will you love me like back then? ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXb aXbX cc acc DED afeX DED fdXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,4,2,3,3,4,3,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010101 0111111 1010100111 1010101 1111101 01111011 1001101 111101011110 101110101 1111010001 0111 11011101 1010111011 101011011 1011 11010110 100011 0101101000 010101000 1010111011 101011011 1011 1011111 11101 1111110 111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 109
  • Average number of words per stanza: 20
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

    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; and is repeated.

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

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  • summary of Dumb, Stubborn And Young;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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