This is an analysis of the poem I Will Keep Broken Things that begins with:

I will keep
Broken...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Abcdefcghcihc cfj Abcfkeeedh lfmflnnf AbclkcgoXcXi Abcohcb jpmabc lcdfeqdX AhfdqpigogfXX Abc ip Abc Ai XkXaj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,3,10,8,12,7,6,8,13,3,2,3,2,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101 10 1 011 1 01 010 10 1 1 1 01 1 1 1 1 101 10 1 01 1 10 10 1 01 1 11010 01 1 1 0010 1 1 1 101 10 1 0100 0 1 1 010 11 1 0 1 101 10 1 011 1 01 1 1001 11 10 1 10 1 110 0 1 1 1 10 0 10 101 1 1 1 10 11 001 10 0 1010 1 110 1 101 10 1 11 11 101 10 1 101 1 10 0 10 101 11
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 52
  • Average number of words per stanza: 10
  • Amount of lines: 95
  • Average number of symbols per line: 7 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 1
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of I Will Keep Broken Things;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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