This is an analysis of the poem The Snake that begins with:
A snake is the love of a thumb
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aXaX bXcbX XaX XXcbb
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,5,3,5,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 01001001 1110 10111 1110010 010101 0101 00111 101 11010 00101001 111 10111 0110100 00010 010001001 01001111 1110101
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 105
- Average number of words per stanza: 19
- Amount of lines: 17
- Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 5
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
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- summary of The Snake;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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