This is an analysis of the poem Band Concert that begins with:

Band concert public square Nebraska city. Flowing and circling dresses, summer-white dresses. Faces, flesh tints flung like sprays of cherry...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X X X X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101010101100101011010111110101011011101000101000100101 111110111101010101110101010101100100101110101010111010011010 10110011111011011000111101001000110100101101010101101010100101 0111001110100110101111010110111101110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 225
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 4
  • Average number of symbols per line: 225 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 37
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, of, dresses, gigglers, knows, in, god, white, summer are repeated.

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  • summary of Band Concert;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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