This is an analysis of the poem So Does Everybody Else, Only Not So Much that begins with:

O all ye exorcizers come and exorcize now, and ye clergymen draw nigh and clerge, For I wish to be purged of an urge. It is an irksome urge,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111100011100111101111111100101100110101001011100101111000100111010000101101011110010011010111010001001110101010011010101101001010111010111001111010010010110001111110011101111011001101011101011101110001011110100100110110111001111001010011000100110100100010010010110011100101001100110101001101000101001101101111101011010110010101111101001100101100101011011101101111111100100101011110101010100110110110110011110111000111001101100101111111101111001111010111110011110101010010101110101101000100011110101110101100100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1909
  • Average number of words per stanza: 346
  • Amount of lines: 1
  • Average number of symbols per line: 1909 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 346
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of So Does Everybody Else, Only Not So Much;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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