This is an analysis of the poem The Sense Of The Sleight-Of-Hand Man that begins with:

One's grand flights, one's Sunday baths,
One's tootings at the weddings of the soul...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbbcXcX XbabXbbXddb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111111 1101010001 0111011101 01010101101 0010001011 1011111101 110001101 1001010101 1111011100 1101000101 0101010101 01010010101 010010110100 1111101001 10101010111 0100100101 1101010101 10010010101 10100100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 410
  • Average number of words per stanza: 76
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; one's, of, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words one's, and, that are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines life is repeated).

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  • summary of The Sense Of The Sleight-Of-Hand Man;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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