This is an analysis of the poem Not Being Supportive that begins with:

The more I subject myself to listen to you...
The more inclined I find I should, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbcdebc baddX eXXe fX ceeXXfX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,5,4,2,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011011101001 01011111 111011 010011 11111101100 1100010 1010100101 1011101001 11110001 1101111110101 111101101 000100100101 1010111111 11110011111 111001 111001011101 1110110110010011 11110 11111 1010111 1110010011 111101110101 111001111110001010 01000 111110 1110111101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 203
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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  • summary of Not Being Supportive;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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