This is an analysis of the poem Those Who Don'T Take Their Own Advice that begins with:

I was told to pretend I sat on top of the world!
I did that! ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXaaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110011111001 101 11110011101 111001011 1010111111 1100100 010011111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 249
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 7
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i is repeated.

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

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