This is an analysis of the poem Smothered Crooks In Hot Gravy that begins with:

The lines continue to grow long,
Outside the freshly renovated restaurant, Denial....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaXXab XaXbXab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 01010011 110101010101010 10011110001 01001010110 100110 01101001001 10101101010 110111 11101011 110111010010 11010101001 1010011 0010011011 10101011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 281
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Smothered Crooks In Hot Gravy;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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