This is an analysis of the poem Who Steals My Good Name that begins with:
For the person who obtained my debit card number and spent $11,000 in five days
My pale stepdaughter, just off the school bus, ...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: a baba cdcd edea eded cbcbXbcbc
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,4,4,9,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 1010101110110111011 1111011011 1110111111 1011110100 1001110001 11101001001 101011101 111111010 10111111101 111101111 0101111101 1111001101 11111111010 100101001011 01010101011 1111011111 01100110111 101101101010 0111011111 010110111010 1101010111 01010010111 1110110101 11110111011 1111111011
- Amount of stanzas: 7
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 170
- Average number of words per stanza: 29
- Amount of lines: 25
- Average number of symbols per line: 47 (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; my, one are repeated.
The author used the same word my at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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