This is an analysis of the poem How Many Ideas Have You Stole that begins with:
How many have you stole,
From an idol you say that you like....
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: ABACdADD ABACdADD XAXAXDDX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 110111 011011111 110111 10010011 1 110111 111000111 001000101 1110010111 011011111 110111 10010011 1 110111 111000111 001000101 11111 1110010111 11111 1110010111 11111 111000111 001000101 11101011
- Amount of stanzas: 3
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 230
- Average number of words per stanza: 47
- Amount of lines: 24
- Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you, knows are repeated.
The poet repeated the same word told at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
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