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  • Rhyme scheme: abbacdefeegCXaacdaechihjjXXkkhiigfcCbeehhjigichch
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 49,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10 101111 0110111 10 1111000100 1 001011111 01001101011 1111101010 1001111 101 111 111001 10100100 01010110010 01011100 1 111101 0110111 110 011101 11101 111001011 11 10110111 110101 01111010 1111011110 11110110 100101100 1111 111011010100 1111101 1 10 111 1110001 111010 101 10011001 01010101001 1110101 110001101 1011 111010 11000010 0100010001 1000001 01101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1400
  • Average number of words per stanza: 263
  • Amount of lines: 49
  • 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:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase it connects the lines.

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  • summary of The Givers;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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