This is an analysis of the poem My Job that begins with:
What is it that you are doing? ...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aX X bX XacdX a XaaeXfX X X X X gXg hX d XX ba XegaX hc dghXhXbghf
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,1,2,5,1,7,1,1,1,1,3,2,1,2,2,5,2,10,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1 10011110 11 11 10110 1 1100010 111010010010 1 11111101111 1111111001 10111100 11110 11 1 1101 110110100 011111100 1110110 11011 11010101010 11 1 11010 11110101 101 111111011111 11100111 1 111100110111 11011 11111000 1 1101111 11 110 01100 0011011100100 111100 11 1111001110111 1111111101 1111 10010110100 1010101 11 1110001001 11000100
- Amount of stanzas: 19
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 60
- Average number of words per stanza: 13
- Amount of lines: 48
- Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 5
Mood of the speaker:
The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you, for, us are repeated.
The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase you connects the lines.
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