This is an analysis of the poem Given A Sequel that begins with:

People sit and think of what,
They should have done......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcXbDcE FaFaA FbFbDaXa FEFA FEFA FcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,5,8,4,4,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011101 1111 01010001001 1011101 11101 010011 0010010010001 1011100111 10011110010 00100110111 10011110010 1010010001001 1011110111 10011110010 11111011101 10011110010 111110111101 010011 100100110111 00100010 01110101 10011110010 1011100111 10011110010 1011110111 10011110010 1011100111 10011110010 1011110111 10011110010 001001101 001001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 214
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; of, they, as are repeated.

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

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

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

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  • summary of Given A Sequel;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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