This is an analysis of the poem Upon Close Examination that begins with:

Humanitarians are too often depicted,
As those being weak and having liberal ideals....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXaabbX cbcdddXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101001110010 1110111010001 110110111000010 1010001110111010 01010101001 0011010100 011010011011010 111010100111010001 11110110100010 110010101001010 1101101010 1111011100111 1110101001 011000101101011 10111010 100010010110100011000
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 420
  • Average number of words per stanza: 65
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 52 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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  • summary of Upon Close Examination;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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