This is an analysis of the poem 136 Syllables At Rocky Mountain Dharma Center that begins with:

Tail turned to red sunset on a juniper crown a lone magpie cawks.
Mad at Oryoki in the shrine-room -- Thistles blossomed late afternoon....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X X X a a a XX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,1,1,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011110100101111 11100001110101101 11111101001100101 01010110101100010 11101100110010101 00110101110100101 110011111010111 11
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 69
  • Average number of words per stanza: 13
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 60 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines cheep is repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase cheep connects the lines.

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  • summary of 136 Syllables At Rocky Mountain Dharma Center;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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