This is an analysis of the poem Sneaky People that begins with:

Sneaky people are seldom direct.
They are the ones who whisper into ears of others, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbabaacc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 101011001 1101110001010 001010101011100 011101101101 11011101 1110101001111 1101 1010011111110 1101000111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 414
  • Average number of words per stanza: 73
  • Amount of lines: 9
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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  • summary of Sneaky People;
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