This is an analysis of the poem Where Did You Come From? that begins with:
Where did you come from?
And how did you manage......
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: AXbcdbXb AdXdXXc ABEFECEGHE ABEFECEGHE Xcb
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,7,10,10,3,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 10110 110110 0111010 1101 1011010 1010 0100010 0101001 10110 1111010101 1111 1101111 110110111 1111001 1011101 10110 11111 1011111 111001 1101111 101110 111 010101010 00111100 11011111 10110 11111 1011111 111001 1101111 101110 111 010101010 00111100 11011111 1101101 0111 01101
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 202
- Average number of words per stanza: 40
- Amount of lines: 38
- Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 5
Mood of the speaker:
The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.
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; you, to, can are repeated.
The author used the same word where at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
The poet repeated the same word through at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
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- summary of Where Did You Come From?;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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