This is an analysis of the poem The Man From The Crowd that begins with:

Men seem as alike as the leaves on the trees,
As alike as the bees in a swarming of bees;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcdddc ddddceeec ffddcgggcXffggcdddc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,9,19,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 11101101101 101101001001 111101011101 11001011001 101011001 111101101011 10010011001011 101001101011 10111001 01001011011 10101101111 101111011111 101101001001 101011001 101111101101 101101011011 101101101101 10111001 1001101011011 111101101111 101111011101 11101001001 111001011 101101111111 11101111001 11101111111 101111001 11001111001 11011111011 11011101101 11001001001 111001011 111011111101 11001011111 11001111101 01111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 426
  • Average number of words per stanza: 88
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; as, there, and, son, who, new, you, up, for, man, from are repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of The Man From The Crowd;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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