This is an analysis of the poem Homage To Singer that begins with:

Swinger
Singer...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXbbXccXXCXdXeBdXfcXbc cefghXcdgaXaaXXXXAaaaXiXaaaXccicd c aXaX X X Aaacc X X CBcdhXccXXXBdXc X X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 23,33,1,4,1,1,5,1,1,15,1,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10 10 1000 1 11 101010100000 1 1 10 10101000 11 10 0101 101010100000 11 11 111101 10 10 11 100 1 1010000101 01 11 1111 11 10100 1011101 101010 10101 1101100 010 10 1010100101010 111011010 100 111001110 1101000 101101001000 11010 101010 10 10 1000 1111 1011101000 110111010 1100100010 1111010 10 1001 111 1111 1101 11010 101000101 111100110 100 010 101100 101100101100101100 11001100 11010 11010 101010 111011 11011101 101100101100101100 11001100 11 11 1111 1011 01010 0101101 011 11 11010 10 10 11 111 101 10101 101100101100101100 1001100
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 137
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 87
  • Average number of symbols per line: 18 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 3
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; yessir, singer, sachs, right, et, singerem, panem, we are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words what, how, yessir, singer, hans, panem, we are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines what, best, sewingmachine, singer, singerem, right, yessir are repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word singerem at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The words/phrases what, yessir, singer, right, singerem connect the lines.

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  • summary of Homage To Singer;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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