This is an analysis of the poem What Does One Say To Another that begins with:

What does one say to another,
Who has absorbed much disrespect....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Abcbd AefbXb AcXeefbdbb AcXAcbccce
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,6,10,10,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110010 11011101 10010101 11001 110101 11110010 10010100110 10001010 101000100 1111 001000100 11110010 100010 111010 100100 100101 100011101 11 101001 0111100001 11 11110010 1111001 11110010 111010 01011111 1010100101 111010011101 1 110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 170
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (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; to is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word easy is repeated.

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

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  • summary of What Does One Say To Another;
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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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