This is an analysis of the poem Standing On Their Own Two Feet that begins with:

Estimating a number from observations seen,
It would be too difficult to produce the exact figure....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXabca debXecXc dfXdcXfXdX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,8,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010010010101 010110000100110 001010 01010011000 0111 111101 000101 1111010 00101001010 0001 11111010 11101111 101111 0110111 111000101 1 01011 100111 010110100 01010111 10010100010101 10001 01101 1011111 01110111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 254
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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  • summary of Standing On Their Own Two Feet;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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