This is an analysis of the poem Gratefully Not Available that begins with:

No thanks!
Scratch me off your list....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABB cdedb fbgfgg ABB chhijh fbkhdgiga ABBjXckjX ABBbbjXeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,5,6,3,6,9,9,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11 11111 110110110 11 10110 0101010 101101 100 010111110 011111001 1010011 0111110 0011101 111010001011 11 11111 110110110 11101 111111 1111010001111 1111011 01011010 01111 111001111 1110001 0111110 01101 110100111 0111001 0111011011 00110101 11 11 11111 110110110 11101111 11101 1010111 110 01011 101001011110 11 11111 110110110 01 10 1010011 111011 011 111100101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 164
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 50
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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; to, i, you, no are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, you, to, and are repeated.

    The author used the same word no at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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  • summary of Gratefully Not Available;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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