This is an analysis of the poem Times Have Changed that begins with:

You moronic imbecile.
What makes you think, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXab XcdXX XcedXX efX ecXX afX afb X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,5,6,3,4,3,3,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1100100 1111 11010001010 111010101001 101 010111101 1111010110 1110100 111101 0100111 111001 111 1101110100 0101 01101010 1111 1110010 111001 10 1111001011 10 010 1111001000100 1101001000001 00111010 1011100100 1110010100 011101101 110000
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 109
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    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; you is repeated.

    The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

  • summary of Times Have Changed;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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