This is an analysis of the poem Most Anglers Are Very Humane that begins with:

The kind-hearted angler was sadly pursuing
His calling unhallowed of choking the fishes; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd eXeX fefX XXeX gdgd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011010110010 0101000010010 110011011110 110110010010 01001111001 11001011100 11101001011 010010110110 110011010010 11010101100010 111110011010 111010110110 1000010110111 010011110010 111010010111 111111100110 1010110111110 110111111010 110111111110 1110111111100 111011011101 1010010011110 11101111011 110011111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 203
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 50 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • 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; and, his are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Most Anglers Are Very Humane;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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