This is an analysis of the poem Waveheads that begins with:

These radio talkshow 'waveheads'
Do the best they can to stir up controvesy...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXabaXaXXXccXdXbd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 18,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110110100 101110111000 001010 111110011 1111 111001010101 1110100 0010111 100010010 101111010001 1001010010 1110011101 0100001 01010101 11010110 111111001010 1001010011001 10011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 647
  • Average number of words per stanza: 110
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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  • summary of Waveheads;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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