This is an analysis of the poem Broken-Face Gargoyles that begins with:

ALL I can give you is broken-face gargoyles.
It is too early to sing and dance at funerals,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aab cadb Xecdfbd ae Xf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,4,7,2,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111010111 0011001111100 111100111101110101001011100100111011111101111 1010101101001010 010011101101111110101010111 10100101101001010110111 001101111111 111001111001011 11111101111111100010 11111010110111111111001010101101111110 111110110111101111101011110 111111101100101111111 101111101110100011101101001 11010110111010010010001 111111010111 111111001001010111111011101110101101100100110110011010101110 0010 111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1628
  • Average number of words per stanza: 326
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 73 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 15
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, you, i, of, your, come, in, with, for, coming are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, all are repeated.

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