This is an analysis of the poem I'Ve Spent A Lifetime Dancing that begins with:
I've spent a lifetime dancing.
Entangled in a waltz, ...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: Abbccdbefd AfeXegXgde
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1101110 010001 001010011 0101 01010010111010 10010001 100110011110 10 00111011 010011101 1101110 1110101 110101 101 10111001 011 11111101 11110100 1000 01001
- Amount of stanzas: 2
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 288
- Average number of words per stanza: 50
- Amount of lines: 20
- Average number of symbols per line: 28 (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.
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 is repeated.
The author used the same word i've at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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- summary of I'Ve Spent A Lifetime Dancing;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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