This is an analysis of the poem Used People that begins with:
You are not alone today.
Many have no words to say....
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: AAABC ADEFaG EHEIJK AAABC ADEFaG EHEIJK IJK IJK KX KXa
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,6,6,5,6,6,3,3,2,3,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1110101 1011101 10101101 10101111 111110 1110101 10111001 1011111 1011 1 110101 10010100 11110001 11010111 101 110 110 1110101 1011101 10101101 10101111 111110 1110101 10111001 1011111 1011 1 110101 10010100 11110001 11010111 101 110 110 101 110 110 101 110 110 110 001 110 11 11
- Amount of stanzas: 10
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 105
- Average number of words per stanza: 19
- Amount of lines: 45
- Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 4
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; to, many, have are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words many, used are repeated.
The author used the same words you, all, used at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines people is repeated).
The poet repeated the same word people at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
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- summary of Used People;
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