This is an analysis of the poem Chaplin that begins with:

The sun, a heavy spider, spins in the thirsty sky.
The wind hides under cactus leaves, in doorway corners. Only the wry...

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  • Rhyme scheme: aa bb cc cc dd ee dd X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 0101010100101 01110101011101001 111010010100101 110011010010101101011 0101011100110101 101110111100101 10000111001 1001101011111 1001011110111 1111001010010011101 1111110110101 1100111010101001 11100100111110 1111011111 01011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 110
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 55 (very long strings)
  • 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 is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.

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