This is an analysis of the poem Cobblestones that begins with:

The coffin, set up as coffins always are, near the grave, contained the father. The sentence, set up as sentences always are, on the page, contained...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01011110111101010100101111001111010101011011111001110101100010101011111011111100101101111111111110100100101111011101010101001111111101100101000111111100101100100100010111101110101101010111111110011010010101010010010100011101111000111011110000110010101110001011110111100101010010011110011101000101000111111111010010001010010001011110100010111100100010101111111111100101000101011011101101100100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1546
  • Average number of words per stanza: 256
  • Amount of lines: 1
  • Average number of symbols per line: 1546 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 256
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Cobblestones;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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