This is an analysis of the poem The 'Backturners' that begins with:
Who are those people turning their backs,
When others walk pass them....
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: ab bXXbX ac deeXcfX eb eeggfX Xea hhX D GEX fD GEX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,5,2,7,2,6,3,3,1,3,2,3,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 111101011 110110 11100100 10100 1110110100101 10100010 01111001000 1110101 110101100111 11 0010011110 11001011101 1110 0010 11000101 111010111 1110 100110000 110 1101001 101101110 11011110100100 1 010001011 1 1 101011111 111 011001011101 1100111000 10101001 110 11111 011101 11 10101001 110 11111 011101
- Amount of stanzas: 12
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 92
- Average number of words per stanza: 17
- Amount of lines: 39
- Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 5
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; they, to are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.
There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines them is repeated).
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- summary of The 'Backturners';
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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