This is an analysis of the poem Necessities And Basic Needs that begins with:

Rapidly decreasing,
Are those self defeating beatings....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABCDC BEBFC ABCDC BEBFCXfX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100010 11101010 01010110101 10110111111 1111011 1011100 1101110110 10100110100 1101101010001 1101010110101 100010 11101010 01010110101 10110111111 1111011 1011100 1101110110 10100110100 1101101010001 1101010110101 01010001100010 1 1110100001011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 218
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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