This is an analysis of the poem When Greed Is The Issue that begins with:

There is one thing he needs not try any longer, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaXa bXXbX cXccdcb ccXdcXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,7,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 101111111010 00110111 10100101011 1100100100111 1011110100 110100101 110110100100 10101 1101001101 10011010 100101001 10101001 1000100101011 111010 111101 101011 0110100 110110111 101011110010 001010010 10110011 0100110010 0010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 206
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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; he is repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of When Greed Is The Issue;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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