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Left to right: Sigmund Freud, age sixteen, with Schopenhauer,
Glenn Miller, and a naked girl, in front of Wal-Mart, pondering...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaX XXXa XX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011011010100 1101010101011100 1001001110100110010 1110110010001010100010 111001011000101100 111010100100100 10101001101111100 00111011011001 100111010111100110101 010100011010111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 224
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 10
  • Average number of symbols per line: 67 (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 is repeated.

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

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