This is an analysis of the poem Who Knew This? that begins with:

You helped build up my life.
To see dawn, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABCDC AD AebFG EHHEHD EHHEHD AADFG EHHEHD ABCDCG EHDXdXE
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,2,5,6,6,5,6,6,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111 011 01010 001011 101101 11 1110010 111111 1 1011 0111110 00101001111 110 1110010110101 01 110 11 1111111 110 1110010110101 01 110 11 1111111 111111 11 1110010 0111110 00101001111 110 1110010110101 01 110 11 1111111 111111 011 01010 001011 101101 00101001111 110 11 1111111 11111 1011001 110
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 111
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 47
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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  • summary of Who Knew This?;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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