This is an analysis of the poem Put Those Binoculars Down that begins with:

No one should ever judge a book by its cover.
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Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXb bccXc dbdX XbbX dabXXXbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,5,4,4,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111101011010 1010 10011100010 00100 1110010 11100001 101011011 110101010 001001101 1110011010 1 11010001010 1101001 11001010 001010110101 0100100 001000100101 111110110 1110010 111 1101001 111110111111 0010001100 010100111111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 139
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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, as are repeated.

    The author used the same word and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of Put Those Binoculars Down;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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