This is an analysis of the poem Football that begins with:

I take the snap from the center, fake to the right, fade back...
I've got protection. I've got a receiver open downfield......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaXXbccbcaXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010010100111 110101100101010 1010000001100101 1101001000111001 11101011101101 1101100011101010011 1011011101011011 11110111100111 101001111101011 1010011010010011 10010011110010100 110110000110110 010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 759
  • Average number of words per stanza: 142
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 57 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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  • summary of Football;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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