This is an analysis of the poem Crimson Changes People that begins with:

DID I see a crucifix in your eyes
and nails and Roman soldiers...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaX bbca cXb aad eaXdcfe faaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,4,3,3,7,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0110101011 1111010 101100 011100110 1001011 1111 10111 011101111 00100111 1110101 011111011 11011011 11010110 01110011101 10101110 10001111 010111110 0010101110 1010101110 10010011101 01111101010 10010010110 10011010 01101100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 831
  • Average number of words per stanza: 162
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

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

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  • summary of Crimson Changes People;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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