This is an analysis of the poem The Old Man that begins with:
An old man in the street
his simple tale to the old woman ...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abXaXbaaaaXX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 111001 010100110 0100110100100 0101 0010011010111 01111 0111111110 010111 01110011 01011 10111111 01100100
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 410
- Average number of words per stanza: 80
- Amount of lines: 12
- Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 7
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
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- summary of The Old Man;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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