This is an analysis of the poem The Double Transformation, A Tale that begins with:

Secluded from domestic strife,
Jack Book-worm led a college life;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcc ddeeffgghheeii jjiihhaa kkeelleeii llmmeeiiiinnnXoohhccff ffhhhhhXmm ehaappddee jjhhhhhhiiXccffiiiifflloo
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,14,8,10,22,10,10,25,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 01000101 11110101 01011101 110100101 11011101 11010111 11001101 11010001 11011101 11011101 11010111 01000101 110001001 11000111 11010101 11110101 11110101 01010101 100101110 111111110 11010101 010000101 11011101 11010101 10011111 11010001 11110101 10011101 01011101 01010011 01010101 01110101 110100101 11010101 11011101 01010111 11010101 11011101 10110111 11010101 11110111 11010101 11110101 11010111 11111111 11010101 11110101 00010101 11010101 01001101 011111110 111101100 100111010 010101010 011101110 110101010 11011101 01010101 111100101 01010111 11011101 11010101 110100111 11011101 01011101 11011101 11111100 01010101 110111010 110101010 100101001 110100101 11010101 10010111 1100111010 100101010 10111101 10010101 11010101 11010001 01110001 01010011 11011101 01110001 01110111 01011101 010111010 101111110 01011101 110010101 11010101 01010101 01010101 01010101 11110001 00110101 01000111 01000101 11010001 01010101 11010101 110101001 0100111010 110100110
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 405
  • Average number of words per stanza: 73
  • Amount of lines: 104
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; to, or, her, how are repeated.

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

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  • summary of The Double Transformation, A Tale;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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