This is an analysis of the poem You Told Me To Be Cautious that begins with:
They are 'still' not finished, ...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abcda XabdeXX fb XX Xd XcfbXabedX afd fXadacXfX dce XXcaa
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,7,2,2,2,10,3,9,3,5,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1 111110 001010110 111001 11110010011 1 1110010 011110010 110011101 11011 01001010100 01001 10110 11101 1110 111011011 11001110 11 111 11101 1111010 01001110001 111010 11100100 01 10110101010 110111 1111010111011 1 1110010010 11 101 11111101 110111000011 1111101011 101010 11011 111010 010 11010011100 11 111010 01011110110 11 1100111110010 1111101 11110010
- Amount of stanzas: 11
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 115
- Average number of words per stanza: 22
- Amount of lines: 47
- 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:
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.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, you, i, for are repeated.
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