This is an analysis of the poem Halsted Street Car that begins with:

Come you, cartoonists,
Hang on a strap with me here ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXb cc cXa cXc XXXccc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,2,3,3,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010 1101011 110100010 101011 1110 11110 10110111010 1110011001 11011001011 11110 01011100 0101010 10111 0011 1111 10 10010 1001
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 92
  • Average number of words per stanza: 17
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Halsted Street Car;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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