This is an analysis of the poem How More Lucky Can One Be? that begins with:

Too delusional you are.
In a maniacal frantic way displayed....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABCDE ffghXfhf X fi eX Xd XjX ABCDE X ge eXkikfX f XXjj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,8,1,2,2,2,3,5,1,2,7,1,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010011 00010010101 111011110 101110101 10100100 10110111 0110010011 1111101000 1001 11 111001 1010111010 01 111101 1 1101 1011011 11110 111010 111011101 1 1111 11101101 1010011 00010010101 111011110 101110101 10100100 1110111011 10 11111 100010110010 1110110 011000101 10110001001 111011101 11110101 1101111001011 111111 1001111110101 1110110 101
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 87
  • Average number of words per stanza: 17
  • Amount of lines: 42
  • 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, to are repeated.

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  • summary of How More Lucky Can One Be?;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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