This is an analysis of the poem The Delights Of Mathematics that begins with:

It seems a hundred years or more
Since I, with note-book, ink and pen,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbcbC ababbXbC XbabbXbCXbcbC
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010011 11011111 01111101 11110111 11110101 010101010 11010111 010101010 11111111 11111101 11111001 01010101 01010111 111101100 11011111 010101010 010111110 11000101 11010101 11000101 11110111 111101010 11011101 010101010 1101101 110100110 11111101 010101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 240
  • Average number of words per stanza: 45
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; two, i are repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of The Delights Of Mathematics;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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