This is an analysis of the poem Come On In, The Senility Is Fine that begins with:

People live forever in Jacksonville and St. Petersburg and Tampa,
But you don't have to live forever to become a grampa....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaabcbdXdefgfeecfXfgbbhXh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 26,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 101010010111100110 111101010001010 01001011001010001 1101010111101 011111101110110 01011110010101 10010 1101010110111010 10000 01010111101101110 0010100 000101010000100101 011010110101001111 0101001101 111101110101010 11111101010 1110100010001110100 01101001 011111111010101 010011 111010100010101011 101010 110010 011010100101111 11011011111001011 11010001011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1273
  • Average number of words per stanza: 235
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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  • summary of Come On In, The Senility Is Fine;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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