This is an analysis of the poem Outdated that begins with:

From the distance their voices reminds one,
Of children whining....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXab XbXX cccc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 0010110011 01010 11010101101 010100010000 0110100111001 101101011100 1101010000100 1111 1 011010001 1110001 111110001110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 148
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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, be are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines changed is repeated).

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  • summary of Outdated;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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