This is an analysis of the poem Five For Country Music that begins with:

I. Insomnia
The bulb at the front door burns and burns....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X abc dcdd e a baaa fg e X gh gXgi j k deg kai j fhggXgid
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,3,4,1,1,4,2,1,1,2,4,1,1,3,3,1,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 10100 011011111 0000110110010 1010101 011001 010100101 1110100101 1010110101 1110 01011111001 0101011001 011010 101100 01101 101010 10010110 1110 111111011 001111 010110101 11101011101 1110110101 11010111 0110011001 1101 1101011 11011001 0101010 11101 0011001 10110 11111 1101 110101110 1111101 1101001111 111111 010110101 1110 010110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 18
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 69
  • Average number of words per stanza: 13
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • 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 punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; that, her, on are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of Five For Country Music;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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