This is an analysis of the poem We Have Decided You To Be Overqualified that begins with:

Ive read sheer nonsense,
Many declare as being great....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ab ab cXd Xccc decc eeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,3,4,4,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110 10011101 111100100100 11010101 11110 011101 1010101 110 1101010010101 111110010011 00101110101 111011001 10101010111 111001 0101 10111 1010101 01011
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 91
  • Average number of words per stanza: 17
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; we, to are repeated.

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  • summary of We Have Decided You To Be Overqualified;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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