This is an analysis of the poem On The Bandwagon that begins with:

Try to get along with others.
At least 'pretend' a respect is given, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbcc bdXced X bXeXXc eXX FgAg XXX FgAXg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,1,6,3,4,3,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101010 1110001010 0101001 0100011 00110100100011 11010001111 110110110 011010100 00101011101 10111 1101100101 0111110011 1111011111 0100001 11001010101 111100100101 10100101000 010111101 110101001110100001 11011001011 1010111111011 111001111 11 1 1101010 10010010111010 1 11101010 1001 11 1 1101010 100 100010010111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 143
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 34
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; to is repeated.

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  • summary of On The Bandwagon;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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