This is an analysis of the poem Was It You? that begins with:
"Hullo, young Jones! with your tie so gay
And your pen behind your ear;...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme:
- Stanza lengths (in strings):
- Closest metre:
- Сlosest rhyme:
- Сlosest stanza type:
- Guessed form:
- Amount of stanzas: 7
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 299
- Average number of words per stanza: 61
- Amount of lines: 56
- Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 8
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; your, you, i, and, it, which are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, with, who, which are repeated.
The author used the same word was at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
The poet repeated the same word you at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
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- summary of Was It You?;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
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