This is an analysis of the poem This Lunacy Is Their Bliss that begins with:

Can not make a living,
Like those comparing statistics....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabXcXdc efXbXcf Xabaaeae cdXcaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,7,8,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111010 11010010 11101010 1101011000000 10001011010 010111 101010100 101001001 100101100 01111011 1101001010101 1101110111 0010100 01000100010 1101 1010101 110001 101010100 1011010101 111111101 111111001 11011101 11000001 00001001111 0101101110 1110101101110 10101111101 110000 0100011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 262
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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.

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

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

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of This Lunacy Is Their Bliss;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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