This is an analysis of the poem Sometimes Mentally Therapeutic that begins with:

With a call to respond,
I imagine that is what a writer......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXb acXdc ebe ccXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,5,3,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 001001 1010101010 001011 1011001 101011 001000110 10100101 10100101 10001 010101 01101111 11010001 110100011 0011001010 011111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 113
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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.

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  • summary of Sometimes Mentally Therapeutic;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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