This is an analysis of the poem Talking To Myself I'D Rather Do Privately that begins with:

'At what? '...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X X Xa X b X XXc X bXX X cbXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,2,1,1,1,3,1,3,1,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 111 0011 11101010 11110 111 11110100111 11010111011 101 1110110101 1111 110110101001 11110101 01110101101 1101011111 01001 1111001 1100111101100 110111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 48
  • Average number of words per stanza: 10
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you, to are repeated.

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  • summary of Talking To Myself I'D Rather Do Privately;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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