This is an analysis of the poem You'Re Useless, Days that begins with:

You're useless, days! The earthly world will never
Change its used games! ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaX bXbX cdcd ecec
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101010 1011 1101111010 0101 110111011010 0111 0101010111110 1101 110110101010 0101 1110101010 10101 01011100010 0101 010101010 0111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 142
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.

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

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  • summary of You'Re Useless, Days;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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