This is an analysis of the poem And I Shall Watch that begins with:

And I shall watch how's coming to its end
The universe, my country, native....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xaba bccc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ottava rima
  • Metre: 1111110001 010111010 011110100 100101010 111001101 10010001010 1001010001 010100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 148
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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