This is an analysis of the poem Laws that begins with:

Laws created to curb the rise of domestic violence.
Laws created to curb the rise of racial tensions....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABBCBBA bbcXc ABBCBBAXbcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,5,11,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101001010010100 1010010101010 10100101010 01011010100001 111101010101 111111 1010101 101001010110101 10100101110101 11101001000101 1110101 11010110010101 101001010010100 1010010101010 10100101010 01011010100001 111101010101 111111 1010101 1101111 11001101 110010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 232
  • Average number of words per stanza: 41
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; laws, to, curb, of, created are repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of Laws;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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