This is an analysis of the poem An Infinite Number Of Monkeys that begins with:

After all the Shakespeare, the book
of poems they type is the saddest...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xab acX ccd Xbe dXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 10101101 010110010 0100 10111100 11011111 1011 100101101 111010 111 010101111 0101010 1000 1111101 010010 1010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 74
  • Average number of words per stanza: 14
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of An Infinite Number Of Monkeys;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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