This is an analysis of the poem Marks that begins with:
My husband gives me an A
for last night's supper, ...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XXXXXXaXXXXa
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1101110 11110 100111100 01101 11111100 11001010 111100 1101 11001 010111 111111 0101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 283
- Average number of words per stanza: 58
- Amount of lines: 12
- Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 5
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word i is repeated.
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- summary of Marks;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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