This is an analysis of the poem With Less Directness that begins with:

They would wish to receive their crisis not so crisp.
With just a bit of honesty......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXb bba cdXdXbbc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111001110111 01010100 11010100 1101000101 1010001 11110101 111 1001111 01110101 1001000010010101 111101 101001 01010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 110
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; to is repeated.

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