This is an analysis of the poem Mingus At The Showplace that begins with:
I was miserable, of course, for I was seventeen
and so I swung into action and wrote a poem...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: ab cX XX XX dX be ec dc bf fe Xa Xa
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11100001111101 1111001011010 1011000111111 1001111001001 1000011101111 011111111101 1011000101 010010111010 111101010111 10111010101 111111010 10001011010011 111010111110 1111011011 1100100011101 010110100101 001101011101 1010100110 1111000100110 1101001 10100100001000 10110111 0100010
- Amount of stanzas: 12
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 84
- Average number of words per stanza: 16
- Amount of lines: 24
- 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; i, and, he are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.
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