This is an analysis of the poem You Need To Step Away From Yourself that begins with:

Do you think I care,
About your nasty petty shifts? ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABCCCBDEFEEEBEECAABGDHCDABCCCBDEFEEEBEECAABGDHCDddhcdXdhhcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 59,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111 01110101 1111001 01 10101100 111110101 1100101 1101110111 110100010001011 11101 011010010011 0101110001 1010010110100 011101111 011101 011101 1011001 11010001 0110111 1110001010 11011101 11 1111010 1011010 11111 01110101 1111001 01 10101100 111110101 1100101 1101110111 110100010001011 11101 011010010011 0101110001 1010010110100 011101111 011101 011101 1011001 11010001 0110111 1110001010 11011101 11 1111010 1011010 1110010 0111110 0111 1110001 0010101001 1110101010 101010 0101 1111 1111 11011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1826
  • Average number of words per stanza: 363
  • Amount of lines: 59
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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 author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, to, you are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, from are repeated.

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  • summary of You Need To Step Away From Yourself;
  • idea of the verse;
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