This is an analysis of the poem Whose Issues Are These? that begins with:

The fact that I can change my mind,
Anytime I want to and be committed...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabcd aXX cbee aXdXed
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,3,4,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01111111 10111010010 010110010 1101001 111110 1 11010001101 10110 1111110 0111010100 10010000 100100100 1 10010101 1110 111101 101001010100 11011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 118
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, i are repeated.

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  • summary of Whose Issues Are These?;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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