This is an analysis of the poem Legends that begins with:

CLOWNS DYINGFIVE circus clowns dying this year, morning newspapers told their lives, how each one horizontal in a last gesture of hands arranged by...

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  • Rhyme scheme: X aX X aXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,2,1,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010110011011011111110100011001011110101100001001000111111011 1110010001011010011100101010101010010001011001101001111100 1010111110010101110110111100111101110101110100101 111100001001111010100100101101011100100100101000111011011011100111001000111 101011110101011010010101101010111101010101001010101100101001110010111010 1000111111101000111111011011001001000111110101110100001010101011110100010110101101101010001010001111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 318
  • Average number of words per stanza: 55
  • Amount of lines: 6
  • Average number of symbols per line: 265 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 46
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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