This is an analysis of the poem Sustained And Embraced As If Tradition that begins with:

Who am I to call the mindless pitiful?
Or refer to their lack of sense, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXaXa cdecXee bbXed ffefeeb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,7,5,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101010100 10101101 11001000 101 1101010 111110011 110000111011 0101111101001 11011 01010001010 100101010 1101010 01010010 1001010011010 1101001011 001010011001 11101101001001 001000001011101 1001010 101100 01010101011 0110110010 1111 10100000101010 01100100101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 232
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; their, as are repeated.

    The author used the same word and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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