This is an analysis of the poem Cups Of Coffee that begins with:

THE HAGGARD woman with a hacking cough and a deathless love whispers of white
flowers ... in your poem you pour like a cup of coffee, Gabriel....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aX bcX XXde dcXXabe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,3,4,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 0101000101101011001 10011011101010100 01111110010111011 01011010111011001101 1110101001 0101110101001011111 101011000100011010100 01010011010101111110 10 01011111110011011010 11111101111100101 101010101 10001101101011001 110001010010011111 111110110111111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1045
  • Average number of words per stanza: 199
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 54 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

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

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

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