This is an analysis of the poem Lizards And Snakes that begins with:

On the summer road that ran by our front porch
Lizards and snakes came out to sun....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd efefefef ghghhdhX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 10101111111 10111101 011101110101 01011011 0100111101101 1100010101 001001011001 1001111101101 1101101100 010111101 0111110010000 100101111 111010000101 0010110101 1010111101001 010011111111 111000011001 0011111101 11101111001 1111010101 1111111111 11111100101 11111101001111 1101010001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 395
  • Average number of words per stanza: 73
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 49 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; in, as are repeated.

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  • summary of Lizards And Snakes;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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