This is an analysis of the poem Leather Leggings that begins with:

THEY have taken the ball of earth
and made it a little thing....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xa bbccdaXXaec dXbXfcX fXdc ffegdbdebg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,11,7,4,10,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11100101 1100101 101001110 10100101 11111110 111001111 11111001 10101110 0101001000 110 11100 0101 1010010 0110111 0010010110 1010010100 1101101010 0100010100101 111110011 101101 1110010001 110011101 11110011 10001100110 1110101 1110101 11110101 1011001101 01101 01011001010 101011 1001 11001 11
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 257
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 34
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words they, we, there, the are repeated.

    The author used the same word they at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines again is repeated).

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  • summary of Leather Leggings;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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