This is an analysis of the poem When Greed Decreases And Greasy Fingers Dry that begins with:

Bigots, racists...
And those sitting on fences, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABC XXXdbaXXABCbcadcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,17,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010 1110110 1110 100100101 100100010 01101 11101 1001001001 101010 11101010 1010 1110110 1110 110011010 1101010101 0111101001010 010001001011010 1110001010101 01
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 197
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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.

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  • summary of When Greed Decreases And Greasy Fingers Dry;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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