This is an analysis of the poem Garden Wireless that begins with:

HOW many feet ran with sunlight, water, and air?
What little devils shaken of laughter, cramming their little ribs with chuckles,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X a X aXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110110111011 1101010010101101010 1011100101010100110110110011010101 1101010101001110010100100010111 110111 11111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 117
  • Average number of words per stanza: 20
  • Amount of lines: 6
  • Average number of symbols per line: 78 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 13
  • 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; of is repeated.

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

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  • history of its creation;
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