This is an analysis of the poem Like Most People Evil that begins with:

During their last thrill ride aboard evil,
Those caught up in their wicked ways......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AbcXAcAdcb Abecdeabbdb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,11,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011110110 11101101 0101 01001000001 111010 101010101 111010 10111011 0101101001 110111011 1011110110 101001001010 110110100101 1101010100 010111 01001 1111010 111001001101 00010000101110 1110100010111 0100010101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 408
  • Average number of words per stanza: 70
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    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; they, their, to are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Like Most People Evil;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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