This is an analysis of the poem Lighting Another Cigarette that begins with:

To admit that I miss it,
With you! ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABBC DADA ABBC XXeXfc bbbbggfeecc ABBC DADAXaaacaf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,6,11,4,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0011110 01 01 1010 11101 1110010 1101 11101 0011110 01 01 1010 111101110 01101 010101011 1101101 101111101 01 1111010101 11101111 101111 111011 011100111 010011001 111101 0110101001 1111010 00101 11101101 0011110 01 01 1010 11101 1110010 1101 11101 11000 1111101011 10010101 0111011101 110101 1001
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 132
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 43
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you, deeper are repeated.

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

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines you is repeated).

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  • summary of Lighting Another Cigarette;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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