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

'How is business?' asks the young man of the Spirit of the Years;
'Tell me of the modern output from the factories of fate, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme:
  • Stanza lengths (in strings):
  • Closest metre:
  • –°losest rhyme:
  • –°losest stanza type:
  • Guessed form:
  • Metre:
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 516
  • Average number of words per stanza: 88
  • Amount of lines: 56
  • Average number of symbols per line: 64 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, me, and, to, be, for, like, not, ' are repeated.

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

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