This is an analysis of the poem Self Serving Thoughtlessness that begins with:
I have been there myself.
And feel qualified from living the experience, ...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abbcde BeXfX BcXgdgX fbeeaXc
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,5,7,7,
- Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 110111 1110101000100 1100001111 01010010101010 100110010 101101 11101110 010000000 010011101 010010010001 101011010 11101110 010000001110 110100 11101001001 11010110 0110101 00101110101 1111 0110100000 1001001 10001001101 001001 0110110100 110101101
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 223
- Average number of words per stanza: 38
- Amount of lines: 25
- Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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 is repeated.
The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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- summary of Self Serving Thoughtlessness;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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