This is an analysis of the poem A Poem About Miracles that begins with:

Why don't the records go blank
the instant the singer dies?...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbXcdbXeXbcadXeXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 18,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1100111 0100101 111111010 111011 0101 1110110 11100 1010100 0110111 1001001 0101101 110101 11101 1010100 11111 00101111 100101 01110110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 465
  • Average number of words per stanza: 88
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (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 A Poem About Miracles;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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