This is an analysis of the poem Wouldn'T It Be Impolite? that begins with:

Is there anything done,
That a peeping tom does not see? ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXX bXa ccX X XX cX aa X X bX X XbcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,3,3,1,2,2,2,1,1,2,1,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011011 10101111 011011110000 1110010100011 110110101 10111000 11001101010 011010100 1010111100 01110010 10011111 00101 1110101000100 10111010 111101 0111010 101001010 11111 10101111 11000001 0101111 111011 11110101001 1 1111110 10101
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 68
  • Average number of words per stanza: 13
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

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

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  • summary of Wouldn'T It Be Impolite?;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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