This is an analysis of the poem Aprons Of Silence that begins with:

Many things I might have said today.
And I kept my mouth shut. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbXcdX aXcXX cbXdXcXXXdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,5,11,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101111101 111111 1101111 0111011 101011011 001111 1111 010010101 01011111 11100101110 11101001101 11111000100100 1110101110001 11110111110 1001010100100 1010100110 1010001110 10101101001 10111111 11111111010 1110111100 10100111 111010010010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 303
  • Average number of words per stanza: 57
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, yes, me, in, and, it, blaa, all, board are repeated.

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

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

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