This is an analysis of the poem And We Shall Not Get Excited that begins with:

And we shall not get excited. Because a translator
May not get excited. Calmly, we shall pass on...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXbbXa Xcb ddca dcd X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,3,4,3,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111010010010 111010101111 10101011 01011 10010101101 010001101 00111010110001001010 110100111011 111 1110110011111101010 1111010 11110111010 110110111 01110 1111111101 01010101010111 1010 01000101100110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 147
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; we, in are repeated.

    The author used the same word we at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of And We Shall Not Get Excited;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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