This is an analysis of the poem Verses In Reply To An Invitation To Dinner At Dr. Baker's that begins with:

'This 'is' a poem! This 'is' a copy of verses!'
YOUR mandate I got,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme:
  • Stanza lengths (in strings):
  • Closest metre:
  • –°losest rhyme:
  • –°losest stanza type:
  • Guessed form:
  • Metre:
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 588
  • Average number of words per stanza: 116
  • Amount of lines: 45
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines him, tail are repeated).

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Verses In Reply To An Invitation To Dinner At Dr. Baker's;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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