This is an analysis of the poem Hunger that begins with:

I come among the peoples like a shadow.
I sit down by each man's side. ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabcadXefcgdgXgggfeb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101011 1111111 11111111010 111111 11001010001 110011010 10100010011 11110010 10100101 01100111 111100110 11111010 11100101 11101010 111100111 111100100 11011011 10111 111110010010 1110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 709
  • Average number of words per stanza: 133
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word i is repeated.

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  • summary of Hunger;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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