This is an analysis of the poem The News that begins with:
Whut dat you whisperin' keepin' f'om me?
Don't shut me out 'cause I 's ol' an' can't see....
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabb aabb bbcc XXbb ddXX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 1111001011 11110111111 10111101011 10100011101 1101011001 1001011111 0111011101 1111101001 1111011101 11011110011 1101001001 11111100111 1011011001 1111111111 1111011111 11111111001 11111011111 11111111001 100110111011 01110111001
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 173
- Average number of words per stanza: 36
- Amount of lines: 20
- Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 9
Mood of the speaker:
The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; he, mastah, i, 's are repeated.
The poet repeated the same word dead at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
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- summary of The News;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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