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

Their contradictions are so ridiculous.
It amazes how they do this....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb cdec dXf ffg ggcXecbc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,3,3,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010110100 00101110 1000110 110100110100 0111101001 1111001 011011 010101 1000101 111 100101 1101100101001 100100 01001010 1110001010111 10010 11 11111100 1101 01110101 1011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 108
  • Average number of words per stanza: 20
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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