This is an analysis of the poem In A Breath that begins with:

To the Williamson Brothers

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a Xaba XXcaca dXeeXXXe Xbd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,6,8,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0010010 11111010100101 1110111010 101001010110 1011001111 0101111001001 001010101011 1011001001000 111011101110 1100101100010 01011000 010101010011 10110100101 001101111010 1011000110 10010101101 1101001111110 1010010010011 10100010 11001001011001 0011010101001 010110110011
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 213
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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  • summary of In A Breath;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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