This is an analysis of the poem Open Up Your Wallets... that begins with:

I appreciate the participation,
However......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXc deX fgh aX adijaid eX Xigkg haijlc jagjM mfnike cgX lifm o kbdfnj pmggejoj aX caanM g ngpijgeifXcec
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,3,3,2,7,2,5,6,5,6,3,4,1,6,8,2,5,1,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101001010 110 111101000 0101110 11100 01100100 1111111110 11 101101110 001010010010101 1111 00100001000 011101010010 001010101000100 0101010 110101 1110011010 00100100111010 1011010101010 1010 110101011 111010 10101001010 1 11 11 10100 101100 101101 1011 1 101010 11111010001 01010101010010 010011010 111001 11 1 111000 101110 11110 010100 11111 1100101 1 1011110000 1 111 11101101 1001 101 01010 10010 101110010100 11 101011010 10101 11101 1 10100010 1 011010 1 111 101011 010101 11010011110 0011010 111010 11101101010 10 11 1 101110 1 110101101 110101 101010000 10011 111 11101 101011 11111010 111010101010 1111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 20
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 105
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 85
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to is repeated.

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

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  • summary of Open Up Your Wallets...;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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